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U F LAW Vol. 46, Issue 1 Wyinter 2010 CONT ENT S


Although this ranking, like all others, is imperfect, it
is the first to attempt to evaluate law schools based on
output, rather than inputs (such as self-reported financial
and placement data), many of which are subject to
manipulation and are unverifiable. Our alumni were
pleased that UF Law ranked 8th in the nation in this
survey, 4th amOng the nation's public law schools, and
1"t among the Florida law schools. The most substantial
critique of the ranking was that it favored large law
schools over smaller ones. It is debatable whether this
critique is valid, but, assuming for the sake of argument
that it is, a Chicago law professor's recalculation of the
survey results by controlling for school size resulted
in UF Law being ranked 15th in the nation, which is
a very lofty ranking as well. The key point, however,
is when UF law graduates become great lawyers and
leaders, they give back to their communities, to civic
and charitable organizations in their communities, and
to countless other institutions that build our quality of
life including UF.

The importance of the connections and support UF Law
graduates have provided to the University of Florida
during our college's 100 years of existence cannot be
overstated, and they continue to be vital as we strive
to educate the public on the importance of adequately
funding higher education.

An easy and exciting new way for UF alums to get
involved is through the Gators for Higher Education
program (see page 12 or visit,
which helps UF alumni and supporters communicate the
university's goals to elected officials. It is notable that
while UF Law alums account for only about 5 percent
of UF's alumni population, they represent 22 percent of
those participating in this important initiative.

UTF Law alumni, faculty and administrators volunteer in
many other ways to help the university, from working
behind the scenes on tuition devolution and funding
strategies, to our current sponsorship of a universitylvide
strategic communications planning effort answering to the
UTF Board of Trustees External Relations Committee.

Q: As a land grant institution, UF has a tri-fold
mission of teaching, research and service. How does
the UF Law faculty serve the people of Florida?

Many programs, such as those in our clinics, Center for
Governmental Responsibility, Family Law Program or
Environmental and Land Use Law Program, actively

Levin Mable
& Levin



Q: The University of Florida is often referred to in
terms of its achievements in athletics and research.
How does the Levin College of Law contribute to
UF's success?

No one enjoys cheering for the Gators more than I do, and
we all benefit from the publicity and attention athletics
bring to the University of Florida. We are also proud of
UF's exceptional success in research and discovery, and
we recognize the importance of this work, not only to
UF in terms of attracting public and private funding, but
to all of us in areas ranging from disease prevention to
space exploration.

The role our law school plays is not as obvious, but
just as important. Every great university in history that
has rightfully claimed the status of a comprehensive
institution of higher learning has also had a great law
school, and people still drive institutional success. Like
all excellent law schools, we educate leaders. We train
students to think analytically, to work collaboratively in
teams and ivithin systems, and to solve problems swiftly
and effectively. To the extent possible, we teach what it
means to exercise good judgment, recognizing that this
is one of the most difficult skills to teach in any setting.
For example, it is relatively easy to teach somehow how
to file a complaint; it is much harder to teach whether
to file a complaint. This skill is part and parcel of the
development of what is sometimes called "emotional
intelligence." The skills developed from
this kind of training are what make it
posbefr our graduates to move
S! I~ r c.l!ship positions -in the
!l`lI me, in the profession, in
Ilc!! cnmunities, and in our
Ilc I~i. nation.

Slc !li great successes of UF
I graduates in both legal
and non-legal careers
was recently affirmed
by the results of a
ranking in Super
Lawyers magazine,
which ranked law
schools based on
the number of their
graduates who
had achieved the
"Super Lawyer"
desig nation .

address legal issues in priority areas or on behalf of the
underserved. Faculty members volunteer in a number of
other Trays as well. One of the most visible ways our faculty
volunteer their time but one most people don't consider
- is to help educate the public and illuminate key legal
aspects of current events by providing expert commentary.
In 2009, members of the UF Law faculty have been quoted
in newspapers at least 379 times, including in USA Today,
The Wall Street Journzal, The New York Times, Houston
Chronzicle, Newsday, St. PetersburgT ines and Miami
Herald, as well as in Time, Bloomberg News, Americanz Bar
Journal, Conzputerworld, Chronzicle of Higher Educationz ,
The Florida Bar Journzal, Florida Trenzd and AOL Latino.
Faculty members also spoke or appeared at least 133 times
on broadcast media, including state and national affiliates
for ABC, NBC, CBS, and NPR. And this doesn't even
begin to look at the impact of faculty scholarship on law
reform in a wide variety of areas.

Q: Are law students involved with public service
through the college?
Yes. We view it as our responsibility to teach the truly
outstanding students who come here to earn a UF Law

degree the value of pro bono work and giving back to
the community. Our students get a taste of this during
their very first week at the college through Community
Service Day, where new law students in small groups
go into areas of great need and do everything from
painting houses to cleaning out cages at the animal
shelter to building toys for pre-K students. Student
efforts through our Center for Career Development's
pro bono and community service projects add up
to thousands of hours spent in service to our local
communities each year. Volunteerism and public
service is also promoted through our law school's 50-
plus active student organizations.

It is tremendously gratifying to witness at each law
school graduation a significant indication of holv iell our
students have embraced the philosophy of "giving back."
The funds each graduating class raises as a parting gift
to the next generation of UF Law students increases each
year. The spring 2009 class gift of $118,900 set a record,
exceeding the closest class gift amount by more than
$40,000. The generosity of these new graduates, many
facing loan repayments of their own, is inspiring. m



Moot Court wins first place
at Florida Bar Convention

Moot Court executive board
members Joshua Landsman,
Philip Moring and Kevin Combest won
first place at the Robert Orseck Memorial
Moot Court Competition at the annual
Florida Bar Convention last July. The
team competed in three rounds, and in
the final round the team prevailed over
Florida Coastal before all seven justices of
the Florida Supreme Court. Chief Justice
Peggy Quince gave Philip Moring the Best
Oral Advocate Award. The issues in the
competition included the constitutionality
of the qualified immunity statute for state
employees and the current state of the
comparative negligence statute.

Students receive book
awards for academic
Students, faculty and friends of the law
school gathered in the Chesterfield
Smith Ceremonial Classroom Oct.
9 to honor book award recipients for the
spring semester. Book awards recognize the
top performers in each class, and
give alumnim opportunity to support
academic excellence at UF Law.
More than 100 students were
honored for their performance
classes inthe spring. Multiple
award winners included William
Bagwell, Tiffany Converse,
Crystal Espinosa, Christopher
First, McCabe Harrson, Andres Healy, Ashley
Kellgren, Steven McGinley, Kristina Mobley,
Dwayne Robinson, Matthew Schroeder,
Richard Sharbaugh, Rafal Strzalkcowski and
Nickisha Webb.

cutting edge legal scholarship, Latina/o
administrators, active Latina/o student
organizations, and a sizable and diverse
Latina/o student population that adds
excitement to the law school community "
Hernandez-Truyol said. "We also teach
numerous courses that focus on the
interests of Latinas/os in the U.S. and
abroad, including programs in Costa
Rica and Brazil, and contacts with major
universities throughout Latin America."

UF Law students complete
Summer fellowships in

public service

Florida Bar Foundation's 2009
Legal Services Summer Fellowship
program, only 40 law students from
Florida's 10 law schools and several out-
of-state schools were tapped to receive
fellowships. UF Law was represented in
this number by eight students. Students



UF Law ranks in top 10 for

Hispanic studentS

College of Law has again been
named one of the top 10 law schools
for Hispanics by Hispanzic Businzess
Magazine. This marks the seventh time in
nine years that the college has earned this
distinction for its recruitment, retention
and quality education of Hispanic
students. The assessment ranked
UF Law eighth overall, and fifth
among U.S. public schools.
Berta Hernandez-Truyol, U
Levin Mable and Levin Professor
of Law and one of four tenured
Hispanic faculty, said UF Law
provides Hispanic students with a
quality education and unique opportunities
to become involved in active Hispanic
organizations and programs.
"The UF College of Law has a robust
and diverse Latina/o faculty producing

J .

"The quality of graduates,
HOt the size of the

school, is what ultimately
determines where
schools land on our list."

chosen to receive fellowships devoted 11
weeks of their summer breaks to public
service within 28 Foundation-supported
legal aid programs.
UF Law students who participated
in the program this summer include
Danielle Dombkowski, Southem
Legal Counsel Inc.; Chris Cudebec
and Dustin Butler, Three Rivers Legal
Services, Inc.; Kimberly Thomas and
Olga Shravbman, Florida Institutional
Legal Ser ices, Inc.; Christie Bhageloe,
Community Legal Services of Mid-
Florida; and, Camila Pachon and
Jamie Leigh Stephens, Bay Area Legal

Serc 1 s inception in 1995, the
Legal Services Summer Fellowship has
provided law students with hands-on
education handling a variety of cases
and working one-on-one with clients to
experience the impact practicing public
interest law can make.

Senator Bob Graham

joins FJIL Advisory Board

The Florida Journzal of
to announce the addition
of former Sen. Bob Graham to
the journal's advisory board. The
editorial board of the j journal
extended an invitation to Graham to
join its advisory board based on his
unparalleled commitment to public
service and his unique expertise in a
variety of international issues. Graham
is currently chairing the Commission
on the Prevention of Weapons of
Mass Destruction Proliferation and
Terrorism, which has the mandate
of building on the work of the 9/11
Commission to complete the critical
tasks of assessing our nation's progress
in preventing the proliferation of
weapons of mass destruction and
terrorism, and providing a roadmap
to greater security with concrete
recommendations for improvement.

among public schools.
The inaugural ranking by Super
Lawyers magazine was based on the
number of each school's graduates
in the magazine's annual state and
regional listings of exceptional lawyers
in more than 70 areas of practice. The
list was created through a rigorous
multiphase selection process composed
of a wide range of objective indicators
of peer recognition and professional

achos tew school rankin s look at
things like bar passage rates, professor-
to-student ratios and the number of

books in the library, but they ignore the end product the quality of lawyers
produced," said Bill White, publisher of Super Lawyers and Law & Politics
magazines. "In the real world the world of clients and juries and judges -
no one cares about your GPA or LSAT score. All that matters is how good and
ethical a lawyer you are. That's the focus of Super Lawyers."
"We've been rating lawyers for nearly 20 years," White said. "This puts
us in a unique position to shed light on how well schools fulfill the ultimate
mission of producing great lawyers."
Aside from the University of Florida, the University of Miami had the only
other Florida law school included in the ranking's top 50. For more information
and the full ranking, go to www~superlawyers. com/topli sts/1awschools/united-
"We also score well in other ranking systems in areas related to our
reputation and performance in the legal community, and the feedback we receive
from employers on the quality of our graduates has always been excellent," said
Levin College of Law Dean Robert Jerry. "We take great pride in the highly
qualified and successful attorneys who earn their law degrees at the University
of Florida. This ranking only serves to confirm what we have felt is true for a
long time."
The Super Lawyers' methodology used to compile the national ranking does
not take class size into consideration.
"We found that class size was not as big a factor as you might think," White
said. "There were very large schools that ranked low and small schools that
ranked high on our list. The quality of graduates, not the size of the school, is
what ultimately determines where schools land on our list."
For a list of UF Law alums who have self-reported their inclusion in Super
Lawyers, view page 54. If you are a super lawyer but have not yet notified us,
please e-mail to be included in the listing in the next UF
LAW magazine.


U F Law ran ked in nation's top 10

caliber of a school's graduates, has placed the University of Florida Levin
College of Law first in Florida, eighth overall in the nation and fourth

in th bestinterst ofthe pblic.

Following her six months as the Sumner
Fellow, Roshkind will work in the tax
department of Atlanta, Ga., law firm King &

Sumner Fellowshin
has~~~~~ tundit nivlal
or Lindsay Roshkind, a job posting
learning opportunity. A 2008
graduate from the Levin College of Law
JD program and a 2009 graduate of the
LLM Graduate Tax Program, Roshkind is

the first fellow for the newly-created Daniel
Y. Sumner Fellowship, designed to give a
recent Levin College of Law graduate an
opportunity to learn about and experience
public interest law first-hand.
The fellowship is a six-month position
within the office ofAlex Sink, Florida's
chief financial officer, made to honor Daniel

to provide clients with win-win solutions without the stress of
a trial attended the collaborative law training conference held
last August at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
Sponsored by the UF Law Center on Children and Families
and Institute for Dispute Resolution, this intensive two-day training
provided interdisciplinary professionals with cooperative methods
of practice and skills to assist their clients in resolving conflict and
reaching a fair and equitable settlement when going to court.
"Collaborative law is an entirely different way of thinking, acting
and talking as compared to the traditional litigation model," said
Robert J. Merlin (JD 78), a workshop participant and Coral Gables
attorney experienced in collaborative law. "This training benefited
those who are new to collaborative law litigation as well those of us
who are experienced collaborative professionals."
Breakout sessions provided participants the opportunity to
focus on skills unique to their specialty as well as joint sessions
where trainees learned how the interdisciplinary, collaborative
team-model works. The curriculum covered each stage of the
collaborative process and offered an interactive experience using real
life case examples, demonstrations, role plays and team exercises.
These interactive sessions provided non-adversarial strategies and

techniques to help clients achieve agreement in a dignified and
respectful manner.
"Participants learned how to handle collaborative matters
from various stages of the case," said Robin Davis, UF legal skills
professor and director of the Institute for Dispute Resolution.
"While this training focused on family law problems and practice,
collaborative law may be applied to any area of the law.
"I expect all of the participants left the training with a better
knowledge of the collaborative process," said Davis. "This training
provided attendees with a better understanding of why handling
divorces through the collaborative process is not only better for
the clients and their children, but why it is better for all of the
professionals involved in the process. While this training focused on
family law problems and practice, collaborative law may be applied
to any area of the law."
The UF College of Law Center on Children and Families and
Institute for Dispute Resolution are committed to educating and
training a new generation of practitioners across disciplines in methods
of innovative and collaborative conflict resolution in furtherance of
advocating for children and families, and for a more peaceable society.
For more information on the CCF, visit www.Iaw.ufl.edulcenters/
childlaw. To learn more about IDR, visit www.Iaw.ufl.edulidr.


UF collaborative law training teaches innovative conflict-resolution skills

Virtual law connects with real world legal experts

university of Florida Levin College of Law professor Michelle Jacobs is
Jacobs is one of a handful of U. S. law professors experimenting with
relatively new computer technology called Second Life.
"Second Life is a virtual world that allows users to create an avatar an
animated character or persona to enter and network with other avatars in 3-D
worlds that include everything from courtrooms to classrooms," Jacobs said.
Jacobs uses this technology to teach the course, "Criminal Law in the Virtual
Context," and on Nov. 14, she used it to host the Second Life Bar Association
(SLBA) Mini Conference. The mini conference, sponsored by SBLA and the
American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, allowed participants and legal
experts in virtual-world law and social media to travel "virtually" to UF Law Gator
Nation Island to speak with students and other interested participants about job
opportunities in this emerging area of law.
Participants entered the UF College of Law virtual world to find a state-of-the-
art classroom complete with podium, a presentation screen, seats for avatars, and the
ability to access PowerPoint, YouTube, Facebook and other social-media files. They
interacted with mini-conference speakers by typing their questions into an instant-
messaging program or by asking their questions verbally.
J. Harlan McGuire, a third-year law student enrolled in Jacobs' Second Life
class, said the learning experience coupled with the opportunity to network with
prominent lawyers and experts in the field of yirtual-world law make this class and
conference unlike any other offered at UF.
"This course has enriched my education because it has opened my eyes to the
legal questions that present themselves in virtual worlds," McGuire said. "For
example, during our class we had the opportunity to interact with H. Dean Steward,
the attorney who recently defended Laurie Drew, the woman accused of conspiracy
and computer fraud charges in light of the Megan Meier My Space suicide. Having
the chance to interact with a lawyer from a high-profile case like this is unique and
exciting for any law student."

-Scott Emerson



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Class of 20312

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UF moot court team
winS annual FL/GA


wasn't the only Gator victory
in Jacksonville, Fla. Halloween
weekend. Another important victory
was the one the University of Florida
Levin College of Law moot court team
won in the Florida-Georgia Moot Court
Competition, held Oct. 30 in the federal
courthouse in Jacksonville. UF moot
court team members Cary Aronowitz
and Vince Galuzzo, coached by Jennifer
Levine, argued for the respondent and
University of Georgia moot court team
members argued for the petitioner.
Judging the competition was a panel of
five judges from the United States district
courts for the Middle District of Florida
and the Southemn District of Georgia.
The competition is sponsored by the
Jacksonville law firm of Smith, Hulsey &
Busey. For several years, the school that
won the moot court competition would
then lose the next day's football game. We
are happy to report, however, that for the
past two years Florida has won in both the
courtroom and on the gridiron.
Go Gators!

ICAM team competeS
in Austria

T h FLwIA emcompeted in the 2009 Willem C.
Vis International Commercial
Arbitration Moot, held last April in
Vienna, Austria. This is the third year
the team has travelled to Austria to
compete in the international moot court
competition. (In the above photo, from

left to right, Joseph Wheeler, Jad Taha,
sponsor and adjunct coach Eduardo
Palmer, JD 85, of Coral Gables, Fla.,
Jennifer Hartzler, and Todd Baker.)
Hartzler, as a result of her experience at
the Willem C. Vis competition, is now
interning in the arbitration group of a
large international law firm in London
and is completing her third year of law
school studying arbitration at Queen
Mary University of London.


UF Law student tapped
as Gubernatorial Fellow

Second-year law student Ryan
Florida's prestigious Gubemnatorial
Fellows program. Todd works for Florida's
Department of Children and Families under
general counsel Mary Ann Stiles. He works
a rminmum of 30 hours a week and is
enrolled in two classes as a visiting student
at FSU's law school.
Former Govemnor Jeb Bush started the
Gubernatorial Fellows program in 2004 to
provide students with first-hand, high-level
experience and insight into how government
operates. More than 160 students statewide
applied for the 2009 fellowship of those,
only 14 were selected. The application
process is rigorous, involving a lengthy
application and two rounds of interviews,
which includes a regional interview followed
by an interview with the governor's staff for
finalists. Todd has a political science degree
from Duke and worked on the campaign for
B.J. Lawson, who was running for the U.S.
House of Representatives in North Carolina.
Other UF Law students have been
Gubernatorial Fellows, including Staci
Braswell, Nicholas Gieseler, and Camille
Warren in 2005-06, and Jennifer Hartzler,
who was a fellow before law school in

UF Tax Law Society ADR team brings home the gold

he Tax Law Society Securities Altemnative Dispute
Securities ADR Triathlon at St. John's University i
Manhattan the weekend of Oct. 17. Christopher Pavlonis
(JD 09, LLM 10) coached the team, which included UF Law
students Michael Burns, John Montague, and Jason Yoepp. The
UF Law team, which defeated Harvard in the second round of
the competition, placed first and was awarded a gold medal in
securities mediation. St. John's University and the Financial
IndustrIy Regulatory Authority co-sponsored the competition,
which involved 14 teams. The UF team's participation was
partially funded by the Law College Council and the Board of
College Council. Among other events, the UF Tax Law Society
sponsors the UF Tax Moot Court Team, which placed second in
the 2009 National Tax Moot Court Competition last February.

externship program with the Tampa-
based utility company, TECO Energy.
His hard work during that externship
earned him multiple invitations to law
journals at UF.
"I was a little concerned I was still
dealing with symptoms of vertigo and
headaches," he said. But unwavering
resolve, along with his strong Christian
faith, allowed him to persevere. "It was
just one of those things that you pray
about and put in the Lord's hands."
The decision to attend the Levin
College of Law was much more than
just a career choice for Liverpool. "I'm
very passionate about education, justice,
and equality," he said. "I realized while
growing up that a lot of the people who
made a difference in my community
were attorneys."
Now that he's back at UF after the
accident, Liverpool is determined to
help Florida Blue Key evolve beyond its
traditional roles while re-affirming its
position as the pre-eminent source for
Florida's next generation of political,
social, and business leaders.
During his term, Liverpool seeks to
fulfill Florida Blue Key's long-standing
projects and implement new initiatives.
His membership development goals
include bringing together administrators,
statewide organizations, and prominent
Blue Key alumni to promote awareness
and dialogue about issues that will affect
the state's future.
Moreover, in the midst of the
upcoming critical political cycle, Florida
Blue Key will work alongside the
UF's government relations and alumni
association to promote the grass roots
program "Gators for Higher Education."
The program (see page 12) advocates on
behalf of the UF community's legislative
"This is my true goal as president,"
stated Liverpool. "To help the current
members understand Florida Blue Key's
role in shaping the future of Florida." m

Liverpool was the first in his family
to attend a four-year university
when he came to the University of
Florida as an undergraduate. On Nov. 22,
he was elected president of Florida Blue
Key and will serve as only the second
African-American president in the
organization's 87-year history.
This achievement is even more
remarkable considering that less than a
year ago Liverpool was struck by a car

while riding his scooter to class. The
devastating injuries he suffered during
that accident caused him to wonder
whether he would ever return to law
school. The doctors told Liverpool it
would be at least 12 months before he
could return to school, but Liverpool
decided not to allow that prognosis to
stop him.
"Anything," he declared, "can be
overcome with perseverance, faith, and
hard work."



Leading the way for Florida Blue K~ey

typically call for belt-
fall-out of Florida's $2.6
billion budgetary shortfall
last year felt less like belt-
tightening and more like
garroting especially for already hard-hit
sectors like higher education, in which state
support has been on the wane for years.
In early 2009, as the opening of the
state legislative session loomed weeks
away, state revenue and budget projections
were bad and the outlook for the state's
universities looked even worse. The
University of Florida, already reeling from
more than $69 million in budget cuts during
the previous two years, found itself staring
down the long barrel of another $45- to $90-
million net cut during fiscal year 2009-10.
Debilitating layoffs and wide scale program
closures seemed inevitable.
Fortunately, UF's leadership had a plan
and a powerful, not-so-secret weapon -
the passion of the Gator Nation.
With more than 300,000 UF graduates
living in 100 countries across the globe
and in every state in the nation, the Gator
Nation truly IS everywhere especially in
Florida. That's the strategic premise behind
the University of Florida Gators for Higher
Education program. Rolled out with an
e-mail from UF President Bernie Alachen
to UF alumni and friends in February of
2009, the program is an innol atil grass
roots advocacy initiative that has proven

enormously successful in harnessing the
passion of the Gator Nation to advocate on
behalf of UF in Tallahassee.
"Since I came to UF in October of
2004, I have been approached numerous
times by alumni who say to me, 'We need
help in the legislature. What can I do
to help?' said Jane Adams, UF vice
president for university relations. "That's
what Gators for Higher Education is all
about, reaching out to people who care
about the university and who want to
help us in the legislature."
A partnership between the university
and the Alumni Association, Gators for
Higher Education has, in less than one year,
grown to include nearly 4,000 UF alumni
and friends a whopping 22 percent of
who are UF Law graduates who have
logged on to http ://gatorsforhighered.ufl.
edu to sign-up as grassroots Gators. During
the 2009 legislative session lawmakers
received more than 1,000 e-mails and
faxes from Gators in support of UF's
legislative efforts because of the program's
calls to action. This support contributed to
the passage of an appropriations bill that
avoided crippling cuts to higher education
and a differential tuition bill that allows
Florida's public universities to increase
tuition in increments of 15 percent until it
marches the national average. Inevitably,
the budgets of the state's public universities
did suffer cuts, including a $72 million
cut for UF, but the cuts were not as deep
as had been expected and non-recurring

funding combined with federal stimulus
money helped soften the blow for UF.
"Clearly, this downturn shows us that
Florida must do a better job of attracting
biotech, and in general, making the switch to
aknowledge-based economy. The University
of Florida is uniquely positioned to help
Florida make this leap."
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appropriated to it, the University of Florida
is the state's unrivaled graduate education
and research powerhouse. Ranked No. 13
nationwide amongst all public universities
and No. 19 among public and private
universities in research expenditures
during fiscal year 2008 by the National
Science Foundation, UF is among the
most productive research universities in
the country. Scientific discovery and the
education of a highly-skilled workforce are
UF's unique potential for and significant
contribution to Florida's growing innovation
"It is the amount of sponsored research
that differentiates us from the other state
universities," said Adams. "We are uniquely
equipped to generate jobs, do tech transfer
and build technology incubators... all of
those things that mean a lot to the state in
terms of economic development."
These assets make UF a valuable partner
in collaborative efforts like the Florida High
Tech Corridor and the Burnham Institute for
Medical Research. The Florida High Tech
Corridor Council (www.floridahightech.
com) is a collaboration of state and local
governments and the universities of Florida,
Central Florida and South Florida that seeks
to attract and foster the growth of high-tech
industries in 23 Central Florida counties.
In addition, UF and UCF are academic
partners with the Burnham Institute for
Medical Research at Lake Nona in what
the Orlando Sentrield recently describedl as.
"Orlando's emerging cluster of biomedical

facilities, sometimes called 'medical
city.' The UF Academic and Research
Center at Lake Nona will house the
College of Pharmacy doctoral program
and biomedical research laboratories
that are envisioned to become a center of
comprehensive drug development.
"I think the University of Florida
brings tremendous financial resources
and clout because of its history and
ability to bring in grants and fund
research, as well as support from its
very successful alumni," said Frederick

W. Leonhardt (JD 74), senior partner
and chairman of the Policy Board of
Directors for the Orlando, Fla., firm of
GrayRobinson, PA. "The University
of Florida has an important leadership
role and continues to demonstrate that
leadership. On the other hand, I believe
the university has to reach out and form
collaborative partnerships with the other
major universities."
UF's effort to establish a research
facility at the Burnham Institute near
UCF's medical school will be a major
legislative priority for the university
during the 2010 legislative session, as
will expanding its presence in the High
Tech Corridor. Leonhardt noted growing
consensus among lawmakers that dollars
invested in these collaborative initiatives
will have long-range impacts to the
state's goal of broadening its economy to
include high tech businesses.
"The legislature is becoming more
aware of the importance of economic
impact to our state's financial success,"
Leonhardt said. "I thinkthey are interested
more in economic development, financial
impact, how dollars invested in higher
education turn over in the economy and
how they create more economic impact
because of these resources being smartly
and nijel! used."
As a member of UF's Government
Relations Adv isor_\ Committee, Leonhardt
and the university's government relations
team take every opportunity to advance UF's

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pect for UF and higher education in gen-
eral. Although there are signs of recovery,
Florida's projected revenues still fall short
of what will be necessary to fully fund
state government and its services, and
more cuts to a UF budget already cut to
the quick seem likely. Legislators, though
working on behalf of the state as a whole,
will be exquisitely sensitive to the needs
and desires of their hometown constitu-
ents. The goal of the Gators for Higher
Education program in this environment
will be to ensure UF is positioned as the
state's flagship institution of higher learn-
ing and scientific discovery, rather than as
"Gainesville's university."
"That's the whole point of Gators for
Higher Education," said Jeff Jonasen (JD
88), a partner in the Orlando firm of Perez,
Bruce &~ Jonasen LLP, and the president
and member of the board of directors for the
University of Florida Alumni Association.
"What legislators need to hear from alumni
in their districts, their constituents, is 'Mr.
Legislator, Ms. Legislator, the University
of Florida is important to me, and if
I'm important to you as a voter, as your
constituent, then the University of Florida
and its priorities should be important to
you.' That's a compelling message that
only alumni, only people who care about
the University of Florida, can deliver to a
Jonasen, who is a member of the
UF Government Relations Advisory
Committee, notes the need to engage
advocates statewide, especially in the more
heavily populated areas of the state with
larger legislative delegations, and on many
different levels.
"The idea really is two-pronged from the
university's perspective," Jonasen said. "One
is to engage the grass roots, which is Gators
for Higher Education, and then also engage
the 'grass tops,' if you will. Many of our
alums are involved in the political process
in their communities around the state, and,
of course. there is the Gator Caucus in the
legislature. So, UF has a strong grass tops

advocacy program, and the piece that has
been missing, until recently, has been the
grass roots piece I think we're going to
find that the Gators for Higher Education
program is going to add a lot to the strength
of our advocacy program and that every
legislator in the state of Florida will be
Familiar with Gators for Higher Education
within the next five years."
Advocates enrolled in the Gators for
Higher Education program receive e-mailed
updates with calls to action on specific
legislation. This enables the university to
carefully target and time its messages to
avoid "advocacy overload," a situation that
can occur when advocacy is poorly-timed
or off-point.
"LYou want to be careful that you
don't allow advocacy to overshadow the
objective," said Lakeland Representative
Seth McKeel (B.A. 97), chairman of the
Gator Caucus, chair of the State Universities
& Private Colleges Policy Committee
and die-hard Gator. "It's a big initiative to
organize those who want to advocate on
behalf of the university, and it's great for the
advocates to have a Web site, a central bank
of knowledge about how and when they can
be the most helpful to understand what
they can say, when it's most effective to say
it, and how it will benefit the university.
That's going to be tremendously beneficial
to the university in the long term."
In the hurly-burly of the legislative
session, during which thousands of pieces
of legislation, moving at lightning speed,
will be introduced and voted on, effective
advocacy can make or break a bill as
can collaborative lobbying efforts amongst
universities in support of common
"Both years that I've been the chair
of the Gator Caucus, we have had at least
one joint meeting between the UF and
FSU caucuses with the goal of fmding
what priorities are out there that are of joint
interest to both universities," said McKeel.
As examples of unilersities working
rogether to achiete joint goals, Alcee"

message of high-ROI amongst legislators
and business leaders. Leonhardt also serves
as a gubernatorial-appointed member of the
board of directors for Enterprise Florida,
a public-private partnership charged with
developing new jobs and businesses in
innovative, high-growth industries for the
state. Leonhardt said the Enterprise Florida
board of directors is comprised of business
and governmental leaders with an interest
in diversifying the state's economy and an
appreciation for the value of investment
in higher education and the University of
"They're aware of the University of
Florida's huge impact on the state and how
things that are good for the University of
Florida are good for the state's economy,"
he said. "That reciprocity is a compelling
stoy "

Nonetheless, the upcoming 2010 leg-
islative session and inevitable wrangling
over scarce resources during the appro-
priations process remains a daunting proj-

points to the collaborative effort between
the UF and FSU during the last session to
pass the tuition differential bill and the UF
and USF collaboration on medical school
"Obviously, if you can get everybody
on the same page about a joint priority,
you've got a pretty good chance of making
it happen," he said.

Ironically, the Gators for Higher
Education program, conceived as an
advocacy program to benefit the University
of Florida in Gainesville, has been
successful in supporting higher education
"Gators for Higher Education is not just
focused on the University of Florida," said
Melissa Orth, UF director of government
relations and coordinator of the Gators
for Higher Education program. "It's about
promoting higher education for everyone
in the state of Florida it's about UF, it's

about UCF, it's about all the universities
and the lack of funding, in general, for
higher education in our state."
Legislative collaborations between the
state's universities will continue to grow,
Orth said, as university partnerships in the
Florida High Tech Corridor, the Burnham
Institute for Medical Research and other
economic development initiatives flourish.
In addition, she anticipates more and
more Floridians will become engaged in
advocating for higher ed as other Florida
universities follow UF's lead in mobilizing
their alumni bases.
"We've had several institutions reach
out to us after we launched Gators for
Higher Education to ask, 'How did you
do this? When did you get started? How
can we do something similar?' said Orth.
"They've seen the success the program
had during the previous session, when the
program was just launched. ... And, we feel
like we have an opportunity to have such a
great impact during the coming legislative
To make it easy for grass roots Gators
to become involved in the 2010 legislative
session, scheduled to open March 2, the
Gators for Higher Education Web site
( provides
people with a finder to identify their state
legislators, legislative contact information,
descriptions of UF's legislative priorities
with associated bill numbers and action
dates, and e-mail templates with text
containing the university's core messages"
The expectation, based on the success of
the program during the last session, is that
advocates will use the copy provided in their
own e-mailed or telephone communications
with their legislators.
"Certainly, we provide advocates with
all the information and written messages
they can cut and paste into an e-mail, but we
also want them to use their own thoughts
and words," Orth said. "We want them to
speak from their hearts and say, 'This is
why the University of Florida is important
to me.' a

NSF rankings of
academic institutions

Rank Institution 2008
Leading 20 institutions 15,363
1 Johns Hopkins U., The 1,681
2 U. CA, San Francisco 885
3 U. WI Madison 882
4 U. MIall campuses 876
5 U. CA, Los Angeles 871
6 U. CA, San Diego 842
7 Duke U. 767
8 U. WA 765
9 U. PA 708
10 OH State U. all campuses 703
11 PA State U. all campuses 701
12 Stanford U. 688
13 U. MN all campuses 683
14 MA Institute of Technology 660
15 Cornell U. all campuses 654
16 U. CA, Davis 643
17 U. Pittsburgh all campuses 596
18 U. CA, Berkeley 592
19 U. FL 584
20 TX A&M U. 582

63 U. South Florida
78 U. Miami
97 Florida State U.
All other institutions
All Scientific & Engineering
R&D expenditures in millions of dollars


SOURCE: National Science Foundation/Division of Science Resources
Statistics, Survey of Research and Development Expenditures at
Universities and Colleges: FY 2008.

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pri0f lieS
Support for Base Budget
Matching Gifts
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Florida High Tech Corridor Council $1M
IFAS Funding (workload increase) $1.65M
Graduate Health Insurance $4M
Medical School Funding $8.4M



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In this post-Columbine age of zero
tolerance for school bullying, school
administrators take a tough stance
against bullying behaviors that occur
on campus. But do schools have the
authority to censure the often vicious
student-on-student bullying, known as
"cyberbullying," that takes place on-
line and away from campus?
Cyberbullying, or the willful and
repeated use of cell phones, comput-
ers, and other electronic communica-
tion devices to harass, intimidate and
threaten others, has collided with the
public school system in recent years
because of the prevalence of commu-
nication technologies in today's youth
culture. Though often compared to
schoolyard bullying, a key component
that differentiates cyberbullying from
traditional schoolyard bullying is the
use of this technology to harass the
that cyberbullying affects children in
much the same ways that traditional

bullying affects them," said Lauren G.
Fasig, a University of Florida assistant
in law and director of research for the
Levin College of Law Center on Chil-
dren and Families. "That is, victims of
both types of bullying may experience
a wide range of negative outcomes, in-
cluding academic, personal, and social
She noted the dichotomy that exists
between science and the law in terms
of classifying cyberbullying behavior.
"Bullying is considered a public
health problem, and the science con-
siders cyberbullying along the same
continuum of violence as traditional
bullying," Fasig said. "However, re-
cent legal analyses treat cyberbullying
as speech."
Several instances of cyberbullying
recently in the news provide insight to
the demarcations between protected
and unprotected speech.
School officials in Beverly Hills,
Calif., became the target of a student
speech lawsuit in June 2008 after sus-

pending a student, whose name has not
been published, for her off-campus re-
cording and posting of a video on You-
Tube that depicted a group of middle
school students commenting negative-
ly about one of their classmates. Cit-
ing cyberbullying concerns, school of-
ficials suspended the student for post-
ing the video. The suspended student's
parents filed suit in the federal district
court of Los Angeles, arguing their
daughter's free speech rights ivere vio-
lated when the school suspended her
for off-campus speech.
In Florida, Katherine Evans re-
ceived a three-day suspension from
her high school for creating a Face-
book page that criticized one of her
teachers as the worst teacher she ever
had. The page, which she created away
from school, also solicited comments
about the teacher. Now attending the
University of Florida, Evans has sued
the school principal for ordering her
suspension and she is seeking to have
it expunged from her record.


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Hot air or harmful speech? Legislation

grapples with preventing cyberbullying

without squelching students' free speech


The tragic case involving Hope
Witsell a 13-year-old girl from
Tampa, Fla., who became the victim of
a "sexting" campaign demonstrates
a more notorious variation of cyberbul-
lying that has recently become preva-
lent to school-aged teens. An estimated
20 percent of teens between the ages
of 13 to 19 have engaged in sexting, or
the sending of sexually-explicit images
or messages, according to a report from
the National Campaign to Prevent Teen
and Unplanned Pregnancy. In Hope's
case, a nude photo she sent of herself to
a boy she liked were circulated to other
students at school after another girl saw
the picture in his phone and forwarded it

along. Anguished by the vicious taunting
that followed, Hope took her own life.
In perhaps the most infamous case
of cyberbullying, 13-year-old Megan
Meier committed suicide after becoming
the target of a MySpace hoax, in which
a schoolmate's mother, posing as a boy,
used the social networking site to roman-
tically woo and then cruelly reject her.
The case became the focus of a na-
tional anti-bullying campaign and spurred
recent Congressional legislation in the
form of the "Megan Meier Cyberbullying
Prevention Act," which would make cy-
berbullying a federal crime. The bill came
before the House Judiciary Subcommittee
on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Secu-

ment in the law that relates to cyberbul-
lying as 'cyberbullying' is generally less
than 10 years old."
Although the U.S. Supreme Court has
addressed the issue of what constitutes
student speech on many occasions, the
court has yet to rule decisively on free
speech issues integral to cyberbullying.
"The problem is that the U.S. Su-
preme Court has never addressed a case
pitting the First Amendment speech rights
of minors in cyberspace against the au-
thority of public schools to punish them
for online speech," said Clay Calvert,
who earned his JD from the University
of the Pacific in 1991 and now researches
First Amendment issues as a professor in

An estimated 20 percent of teens between the a s

of 13 to 19 have engaged in seating, or the sendmng

of sexally-xplict imaes ormessa

rity on Sept. 30, where it now appears to
be stalled as members struggle with how
best to prevent Internet bullying without
infringing on free speech.
Although some argue legislation is
needed to protect against "online vic-
timization" of children ages 2 tol7, oth-
er contend it could pose as a significant
threat to off-campus free speech. The leg-
islation also shines light on the newness
of cyberbullying as a threat to students
and student speech.
"In and of itself, cyberbullying was
really unknown to most people 10 years
ago," said Scott Bauries, (JD 05) a Uni-
versity of Kentucky assistant professor
of law and an expert in education law. "It
certainly was not a front-line concern for
most school districts. So every develop-

the UF College of Journalism and Com-
"When off-campus speech negatively
targets, harasses or otherwise detrimen-
tally affects other students or teachers
and school administrators, we're seeing
schools reaching beyond the proverbial
schoolhouse gates to punish students for
their off-campus expression," he said.
In the void of federal legislation,
many states have enacted anti-cyberbul-
lying laws. In the last decade, 19 states,
including Florida, have enacted laws
that prohibit cyberbullying within state
boundaries, according to the National
Conference of State Legislatures.
For the most part, it seems that there
have been relatively minor textual chang-
es in the law to account for cyberbully-


then often it's a policy matter at the lo-
cal level and sometimes those are much
more specific."
Significantly, these statutes have made
cyberbullying a matter of the school dis-
trict, by requiring them to develop policies
and procedures for dealing with cyberbul-
lying speech when it comes to the attention
of school administrators.
Maintaining school safety in a post-
Columbine era is, indeed, a concern for
school districts in light of the severe
consequences that can arise from online
harassing speech.
"Science would say that there are no
boundaries for regulation of cyberbully-
ing behavior, whether it takes place in

berbullying rises to the level of fighting
words or something like that."
This is the crux of the cyberbully-
ing debate and is perhaps why legisla-
tion, such as the "Megan Meier Cyber-
bullying Prevention Act," has not been
So the question becomes, is there
another way to effectively regulate
harmful cyberbullying behavior without
extending the authority of the school
district beyond schoolhouse gates?
Bauries recommends the tort system
as a better mechanism for targeting off-
campus cyberbullying.
"Since school districts likely can't
constitutionally regulate this stuff, it

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seems like what the victims of cyber-
bullying might be left with, once every-
thing shakes out and these policies get
challenged in court, is the tort system,
which creates all kinds of causes of ac-
tion for invasion of privacy, and many
of these types of cyberbullying might
fall better under the tort system."
Either way, federal legislation to
control student behavior would hardly
seem the way to go. It is unlikely to be ef-
fective in deterring children from engaging
in cyberbullying behaviors.
"I doubt a 13-year-old girl who wants
to pick on a classmate is going to say to
herself, 'Hey, like maybe I shouldn't do
this because, like you know, there's like
a federal law or something against it' "
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the park or on a school campus," said
Fasig. "Yet the law draws arbitrary lines
because it has to. The difficult thing is
going to be defining this line because
the digital era blurs it."
The issue with these statutes is that
cyberbullying often overlaps with off-
campus expression, which brings up
First Amendment concerns.
"The biggest issue, of course, is the
First Amendment because, essentially,
if you are creating ways for a school,
which is a state actor, to punish a stu-
dent and the thing that the student is
being punished for is expressive con-
duct well then you have to justify
that somehow under the First Amend-
ment," said Bauries. "And I'm not sure
it can be justified legitimately unless cy-

ing. These laws have generally amended
traditional bullying statutes to account
for the development of technology,
Bauries said.
"There were lots of anti-bullying
policies on the books that would have
arguably covered cyberbullying," he
said. "Really the only change we are
seeing is that technology terms are being
added into the cyberbullying policies or
statutes to make sure that cyberbullying
is covered. But that's understandable
because the technology didn't exist be-
"So now the technology exists, and
we've adjusted to it in some states by
adding terms such as 'sexting,' and
'blogging,' if there is a statute," Bau-
ries said. "And if there isn't a statute,


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What's a girl to do when someone calls
her nasty names?
If she's Liskula Cohen former
Vogue fashion model and outraged sub-
ject of anonymous, defamatory Intemet
blogging she calls her lawyer.
In 2008, Cohen discovered her-
self to be the butt of nasty postings on
a Web site called, "Skanks of NYC,"
in which she was frequently pictured
with captions describing her as "skank,"
"skanky," "ho," and "a psychotic lying
whore." Fed up with the abuse, Cohen
sued Google Inc., the Intemet Service
Provider hosting the blog, to unmask her
anonymous tormentor.
Last July, a New York Civil Su-
preme Court ordered Google to reveal
the identity of the "Skanks of NYC"
blog's anonymous author, Rosemary
Port. Now Port is firing back with a $15
million suit of her own against Google,
claiming the company's compliance
with the court order violated her First
Amendment right to speak anonymous-
ly. During a recent newspaper inter-
view, Port's attorney promised to take
the suit all the way to the U.S. Supreme
Court if necessary.

This is a case in point of how the
Intemet has facilitated an explosion of
instant, worldwide online communica-
tions that, in many ways, has outpaced
the agility of the courts to consistently ap-
ply the law to nuances in circumstances
wrought by the technology. Recent court
decisions to unmask anonymous Intemet
speakers accused of defamatory speech
demonstrate this balancing act, as courts
teeter between the rights of individuals to
protect and repair their reputations and the
First Amendment right of citizens to speak
their minds anonymously.
"The problem is like a perfect storm
in a way," said Lyrissa Lidsky, a Uni-
versity of Florida professor of law, UF
Research Foundation Professor and ex-
pert in mass media law, Intemet defama-
tion and anonymous speech. "There is
a tremendous increase in the amount of
speech on the Intemet, there is also a tre-
mendous increase in anonymous speech,
which is both good and bad."
"Anonymous speech allows people
to be watchdogs, to be whistleblowers
and allows people to get stories out that
they otherwise would not feel safe in
getting out," Lidsky said. "On the other

Rosemary Port, the author of "Skanks of NYC,"
is suing Google Inc. for revealing her identity.

hand, anonymity also provides a cloak
for some people who are on a campaign
of character assassination."
Another recent suit, filed in Jack-
sonville, Fla., demonstrates the legal
battles that can ensue when anonymity is
breached during a criminal investigation
through police subpoena power.



When online anonymous speech turns ugly


"If all it takes to uncover an anonymous speaker's

identity is a defamation claim if that's all it

takes then defamation becomes a serious in-

fringement on the right to speak anonymously."

Rich's experience demonstrates
some of the legal implications anony-
mous online speech has on individual
"Anonymity is a traditional free
speech issue, yet it cuts both ways in
terms of privacy," said Jon Mills, a UF
Levin College of Law professor, dean
emeritus, director of the UF Center for
Governmental Responsibility, and ex-
pert in privacy and First Amendment
"People want to be anonymous for
privacy and free speech, yet anonymity
can be very harmful to individuals be-
cause they can be defamed by unknown
individuals more easily," Mills said.
In addition, Lidsky points to the ap-
parent ease with which a plaintiff can
bring a defamation claim in anonymous-
critic-of-public-figure scenarios as one
of the main problems with Internet defa-
mation law. This can have a chilling ef-
fect on free speech, she said.

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said. "If all it takes to uncover an anonv-
mous speaker's identity is a defamation
claim if that's all it takes then def-
amation becomes a serious infringement
on the right to speak anonymously."
She acknowledged the potential of a
defamation claim to rise to the level of
being a cyberSLAPP.
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lawsuit" filed by the plaintiff to "issue
a subpoena to the Web site or Internet
Service Provider (ISP) involved, dis-
cover the identity of their anonymous
critic, and intimidate or silence them,"
according to, a Web site
maintained by Public Citizen, a national
not-for-profit consumer advocacy orga-
The name comes from the more
well-known SLAPP acronym, which
stands for Strategic Lawsuits Against
Public Participation. These suits can be
brought by public figures and corpora-
tions "against regular individuals who
oppose them in some way," according to
Public Citizen.
"You have plaintiffs out there who
are bringing defamation claims strate-
gically to silence their critics," Lidsky

In Rich v Jacksonzville blogger
Thomas Rich alleges his First Amend-
ment rights to anonymous speech were
violated by local authorities who re-
vealed his identity after opening an inves-
tigation into his blog, "FBC Jax Watch-
dog." Rich created the blog in 2007 and
anonymously posted comments critical
of Pastor Mac Brunson and other church
leaders of mega-church Florida Bap-
tist Church of Jacksonville. The com-
ments questioned certain fundraising
and church administration decisions and
were spurred by what Rich believed was
a "departure from longstanding church
practice," according to his complaint
filed in the federal court for the Middle
District of Florida in May.
According to Rich's complaint, Of-
ficer Robert A. Hinson of the Jackson-
ville Sheriff's Office, also a member of
the church and of Brunson's security
detail, opened an investigation into the
blog. In the investigation, the state's at-
torney signed off on subpoenas compel-
ling Google Inc. and Comcast to reveal
Rich's identity. Although the investiga-

tion was dropped after it found no crirmi-
nal wrong-doing, Hinson revealed Rich's
identity to Brunson and the church,
which resulted in a trespass warning be-
ing issued against Rich and his wife. Af-
ter 20 years of membership, the couple
and their three children were forced to
find a new church home.
"Given the religious nature of the
speech, privacy concerns and free
speech issues raised by the blog and the
investigation, a reasonable lawyer would
have refused any subpoena with clear ar-
ticulate facts supporting probable cause
of criminal action," according to Rich's
complaint. It also alleges the subpoena,
as issued, violated long-standing federal
privacy laws. The defendants contend,
however, that they were acting within
the scope of their "discretionary author-
itv" as government officers when the in-
vestigation took place.
"I am interested in getting to the bot-
tom of what happened when the church
launched an investigation into the blog,"
Rich said. "If they did anything wrong,
let them be held accountable for it."


"I think that we are going to have to wait

for the courts to sort it out because putting a

precise definition on it is difficult and would

be controversial one way or the other."

said. "And this is a problem because,
often, if you know your identity is going
to be revealed, you are going to shut up.
And that's inimical to First Amendment
The involvement of the Intemet
also poses challenges in satisfying the
elements of a tort of defamation claim.
When public figures sue for defamation,
they must prove actual malice, whether
the defamation appeared online or of-
fline, said Lidsky. However, actual mal-
ice can't be proved ivithout knowledge of
the identityI of the defendant, because it
depends on the defendant's knowledge or
reckless disregard of falsityI in publishing
the allegedly defamatory statement.
Liability issues also surface when
anonymous Intemet critics post com-
ments using an Internet Service Provid-
er and then are revealed by the ISP after
the plaintiff files a subpoena requesting
the anonymous poster's identifying in-
formation. For instance, in both the Co-

hen and FBC Jax Watchdog cases, the
defendants have now filed suits against
the ISPs, alleging that their rights to
anonymous speech were violated when
the ISP complied with the subpoena
and handed over the anonymous critic's
identifying information.
"Given that anonymity has plusses
and minuses and is protected by the First
Amendment," Lidsky said, "holy do you
balance the right of a person who claims
her reputation has been injured by some-
thing that has been said about her online
with the right of speakers to voice their
opinions anonymously?"
For the most part, the courts have
tried to balance the right of an individual
to speak anonymously with the right of
a plaintiff whether a public or private
figure, or corporation to repair the
injury suffered to his reputation. With
relatively little court precedent, hoy-
ever, the courts are striking this balance
in different Trays.

Charles D. Tobin (JD 89), a partner
in Holland & Knight, based in Wash-
ington, D.C., is confident the courts will
continue to protect the interests of the
tort plaintiffs while ensuring that free
speech is not "stifled in the process."
As a former journalist and attorney
specializing in representing clients in li-
bel and privacy lawsuits, Tobin said that
there are certain types of anonymous
speech that must be protected and the
need for the law to allow for the con-
tinued proliferation of the Internet as a
primary means of communication.
"The courts are appropriately recog-
nizing the importance of preserving the
First Amendment rights of critics and
whistleblolvers to remain anonymous
on the Intemet," Tobin said. "It is criti-
cal that judges continue to allow the In-
temnet to flourish by providing the legal
protections that, history has shown, are
always vital to a health American de-
As the courts continue to struggle
'vith balancing these competing inter-
ests, Lidsky offers this advice: "Once a
defamation suit is filed, courts need to
scrutinize the action to make sure that it
is valid defamation claim they should
make sure it's not a cyberSLAPP case
designed to chill anonymous speech."
She noted the challenge facing the
courts in devising a more standardized
"It's a delicate balance; it's very dif-
ficult. But otherwise defamation is too
easy a tool to use to chill speech," she
Although the courts in the Cohen
case and other cases have chosen not to
protect the anonymous speakers' identi-
ties, the decisions in no way represent a
settled area of the law, Mills said.
"The courts are confused and the
outcomes are unpredictable," he said.
"It's going to be a continuing factual
challenge. I think that we are going to
have to wait for the courts to sort it out
because putting a precise definition on
it is difficult and would be controversial
one way or the other."
"We want to protect anonymity, but
we don't want people to defame," Mills
said, "so we have to let it evolve." m




IColumbia law professor and expert
Sn99 ihr oelon real property law, published
the first volume of his treatise, Powell
on Real Property. Sixty years and 17
volumes later, this historic and widely
used resource has been condensed
into Powell on Real Property: Michael
A//an Wolf Desk Edition (LexisNexis
Wolf, the University of Florida
Levin College of Law Richard E. Nelson
Chair in Local Government Law and
general editor of the treatise since
2000, has worked with other real
property law experts, including UF law
Professor Danaya Wright, to provide
law professionals and real estate
practitioners with a comprehensive
guide to the American law of real
property. The treatise is widely cited by
courts throughout the nation, including
the U.S. Supreme Court.

"We selected the chapters that
address the areas that are the heart
of the practice and understanding
Of~ .llial Icall Icl ed I piloj l t\ Ia\\

"We followed three guiding
principles in the process of condensing
the main treatise," Wolf said. "First, we
selected those chapters that address
the areas that are the heart of the
practice and understanding of American
real property law. Second, we have
maintained the substance of the main
treatise and retained the chapter-by-
chapter and section-by-section structure,
and finally, we eliminated footnotes."
Wolf said it is gratifying to provide
practitioners with a practical and easy to
use reference tool.

"This desk edition is just
one example among many of the
strong ties between the academic
world and the practice world, and
I am proud that my name is now
paired with Professor Powell's on
the title of this book."
For more information on
Powell on Real Property:
Michael A//an Wolf Desk Edition,
vi s it www. lexi snex ments/
pdfl200908100711 09_1arge.pdf.





Historic real property treatise transformed into desk reference

American Law Institute inductions

Berta Esperanza Hernindez-Truyol and Pedro Malavet were elected to
membership in the American Law Institute. They are two of the 11 nein-
bers of the faculty who are ALI Inembers. According to the ALI Web site,
ALI is the "leading independent organization in the United States producing
scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law."

"Children truly need

a permanent parent
to attach to in order

to develop into
autonomous persons."



A child's right to be loved

"I don't think it is an exaggeration to say that Mr. Gill saved the lives of these children," said Joseph S.
Jackson, a University of Florida Levin College of Law legal skills professor.
Jackson doesn't mince words when talking about the seriousness of the situation of Martin Gill
and two boys he adopted. When Gill took the brothers into his home, one was only 4 years old and the
other was a mere four months. They had been subjected to such neglect that the elder brother showed
no signs of feelings or emotions and did not speak for weeks; his sole concern was changing, feeding,
and caring for his infant brother adult responsibilities he had assumed by default. With Gill, the two
brothers began to flourish in a loving and caring home.
Two years later, Gill filed papers to adopt the children, both now healthy and happy. The state
found that Gill ivas able to provide an excellent home, but his request to adopt the children was deniled.
The reason? Gill is gay.
Jackson found himself in the fray of the gay adoption issue after taking the lead role in authoring
an amicus brief on behalf of the law school's Center on Children and Families, supporting the right of
the children to be adopted by Gill.
"This ivas a team project of the center, and our in-house collaboration really sparked our thinking
and unproved our arguments," Jackson said.
In 2008, a trial judge sided with Gill, allowing the adoption. This was soon appealed to the Florida
3rd District Court of Appeals, to whom Jackson made the argument that the adoption should be
affirmed on the ground that the Florida statute prohibiting adoption by gay men and lesbians violates
the constitutional rights of children in need of a permanent family.
"Matters that are of fundamental significance to the individual cannot lightly be taken away, and
laws that interfere with them have to pass strict scrutiny in order to be sustained," he said. "So the core
argument we made was that, as decades of scientific research confirm, children truly need a permanent
parent to attach to in order to develop into autonomous persons. That need is therefore something that
should be treated as a fundamental right."
The state has argued that Florida does not recognize homosexual people as a suspect class, nor
does it hold that adoption is a fundamental right. Because of that, the state argued that it need only
show a rational basis for the law, which it described as the supposedly higher risk of psychiatric
disorders in children adopted by homosexual parents. But research demonstrates that gay people and
straight people make equally good parents, Jackson said, and the categorical ban can't be justified by
supposed statistical differences, since adoption decisions are based on an individualized screening that
ensures the prospective parent is fit to adopt.
In addition, Jackson thinks the state's rationale doesn't square with the fact that gay men and
lesbians are allowed to serve as foster parents, and he said the argument is particularly hard to believe
when one looks at the legislative history behind the gay adoption ban. The bill ivas passed in 1977
amid outrage caused by a Miami ordinance that sought to give homosexual people protection in
housing and other matters Jackson thinks that atmosphere had everything to do with the statute.
"The sponsor of the state statute said upon the bill's enactment, 'We're sending a message. We're
really tired of you. We wish you' d go back into the closet.' So, I think that concerns about the best
interests of children are not really what were behind the existence of this provision in the Florida
Regardless of the appellate court's pending decision, many observers, including Jackson, expect
the case to come before the Florida Supreme Court. m



Adorno Arnold

Assistant Dean for Admissions
Michelle Adorno joined the Levin
College of Law as assistant dean for ad-
missions last summer. She comes to the
college from New York University School
of Law, where she served as director of
admissions since 1998 and was instru-
mental in establishing the school's An-
Bryce Scholarship Program, which assists
as many as 10 first-generation graduate
students from socio-economically disad-
vantaged backgrounds.
Adorno said she wants to use her expe-
rience as director of admissions and recruit-
ment at NYU Law to continue UF Law's
tradition of attracting high-caliber students
and hopes to gain the interest of applicants
and admitted students who may not have
considered UF Law as an option.
"I want to explore unconventional ways
to reach these students," Adorno said. "I
believe we can accomplish this by tapping
into the talent of our law school community
and exploring new ways of looking at re-
cruitment and enrollment management."
Adorno earned both her undergraduate
and Juris Doctor from Cornell University. Af-
ter graduating from law school, she joined
the New York offices of Kelley, Drye and
Warren, where she worked as a litigation
associate. From 1994-1998 she served as
assistant director of admissions and later
director of recruitment at St. John's Univer-
sity School of Law in New York.

Sneirson Staats

She has served on the Law School Admis-
sions Council's (LSAC) Misconduct and
Irregularities in the Admissions Process
Subcommittee, the LSAC Diversity Initia-
tives Committee and as the chair of the
Association of American Law Schools
Section on Pre-Legal Education and
Admission to Law School.
Adorno said she has been impressed
by the genuine feeling of community and
cohesiveness at UF Law.
"Students, faculty and staff seem to
really care about each other and are very
committed to working together to contrib-
ute to a thriving and happy environment,"
Adorno said. "I am excited about the fu-
ture of UF Law and look forward to mak-
ing my contribution toward its continued

Huber Hurst Visiting Eminent Scholar,
Fall 2009
C. Anthony "Tony" Arnold joined
the UF Law faculty as the Huber Hurst
Visiting Eminent Scholar. During the fall
2009 semester Arnold taught water law
and natural resources law. Arnold came
to UF from the University of Louisville
School of Law where he is a professor of
law and the Boehl Chair in Property and
Land Use. He is also an affiliate professor
for the Children, Youth and Environments
Center for Research and Design at the
University of Colorado.

After graduating with the highest dis-
tinction in political science and history at
the University of Kansas, Arnold went on
to earn his law degree from Stanford Law
School. He then clerked for the 10th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, was an associate
in private practice and has served as an
adjunct, visiting professor, teaching fellow,
and professor at Trinity University, Univer-
sity of Puerto Rico School of Law, Stanford
Law School, University of Wyoming College
of Law, Chapman University School of Law
and University of Cincinnati.

Visiting Professon Fall 2009-Spring 2070
Judd F. Sneirson has joined the UF Law
faculty as a visiting professor teaching cor-
porations and business organizations during
the fall 2009 semester and corporations,
sustainability and corporate governance in
spring 2010. Sneirson comes to UF from the
University of Oregon School of Law, where
he is an assistant professor teaching courses
on business associations, corporate gover-
nance, contracts, and employment law.
After graduating cum laude with a
Bachelor of Arts in political science, Snei-
rson went on to earn his Juris Doctor and
graduated cum laude at the University of
Pennsylvania Law School. He then taught
English in Japan, clerked for a U.S. district
judge, was an associate in private practice,
and a visiting professor at Willamette Uni-
versity College of Law.



Florida Levin College of Law," said Stin-
neford. "This is not simply an excellent
law school at a world-class university;
it is also a real community of scholars,
where I will constantly be challenged
and encouraged. I couldn't be happier."
While at UF, Stinneford's scholarship
will focus on the historical underpinnings
of the Eighth Amendment's cruel and
unusual punishments clause. He will
also examine the due process clause of
the Fifth and Fourth amendments.

Visiting Legal Skills Professor
Ray taught legal research & writing last
semester, and is teaching appellate advo-
cacy in this spring. Ray graduated from
Harvard Law School in 2004. After
law school, she worked as a litigation
associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP
in San Francisco. In 2006, Ray moved
to Philadelphia, Penn., to clerk for the
Hon. Anita B. Brody. After her clerkship,
she joined the staff attorneys office for
the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd
Circuit, where she worked primarily on
immigration, habeas corpus and civil
rights matters.

Assistant Director for Career
Birrenkott oversees career education
programs and administers the 1L initia-
tives in the Center for Career Develop-
ment, including the 1L resume tutorial
and shadow program. He serves as one
of the primary career counselors to first-
year students. Birrenkott, who earned
his B.A. in government and world affairs
from the University of Tampa and his JD
from the University of Florida Levin Col-
lege of Law, is a member of The Florida
Bar. He practiced law in Tampa with a
focus on environmental (water resource),
government and business law and has
taught as an adjunct professor. m

Stinneford Ray

Assistant Dean for Administrative Affairs
Debra K. Staats, a certified public
accountant, comes to UF by way of the
Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges
of Medicine and Pharmacy, where she
was vice president for administration
and finance. In that position she served
as chief financial officer of the institu-
tion and provided leadership and over-
sight for functional areas of accounting
and purchasing, budget and business
services, campus operations, human
resources and information technology.
Before her departure from Northeastern
Ohio, Staats led a comprehensive stra-
tegic planning effort for the institution
where everything from the fiscal to the
physical was evaluated.
"We worked with the students,
faculty and staff to develop a 10O-year
facilities master plan," Staats said. "The
year-long effort allowed us to look at ev-
ery aspect of the institution. It was chal-
lenging, and very rewarding."
Staats said her first priority in her
new role at UF Law is to get a handle on
how the college does business. "It will
take some time, but I want to make sure
that we are making efficient decisions
and are not bound to a process," Staats
said. "We have to be vigilant and ask, 'is
there a better way?' "
Staats said she is looking forward to
becoming a part of the Gator Nation.


"There is so much activity on cam-
pus, you can really feel the energy,"
Staats said. "It's exciting. "

Assistant Professor
John F. Stinneford has joined the
UF Law faculty as an assistant profes-
sor of law teaching criminal procedure
and federal criminal law. Prior to joining
UF, he was an associate and assistant
professor at the Florida Coastal School
of Law in Jacksonville, Fla., a visiting
professor of law at the University of St.
Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis,
Minn., an assistant professor of lawyer-
ing skills at the University of Dayton
School of Law, Dayton, Ohio, and an
assistant director of the I.J. Clinic on
Entrepreneurship at the University of
Chicago Law School.
After graduating with highest dis-
tinction in English literature from the
University of Virginia, Stinneford went on
to earn a Master of Arts in English and
American literature and language from
Harvard University. After earning his law
degree from Harvard Law School, Stinn-
eford clerked with the U.S. District Court
for the Northern District of Illinois then
practiced criminal law for several years,
first in private practice, and then as as-
sistant United States attorney for the
Northern District of Illinois.
"I am excited to join the University of


adults. So, it comes as no surprise that a substantial and growing body of
science confirms that although adolescents may demonstrate cognitive abilities
similar to those of adults, they are less capable of mature judgment.
For example, research in behavioral science shows that adolescents simply reason
differently than adults. They are less able to control their emotions or consider alternative
behaviors and are less able to consider the long-term consequences of their actions. The
research also concludes that adolescents are more susceptible than adults to peer and
environmental influences.
Neuroscientists have found that the prefrontal cortex of the brain, the frontal lobe area
that is related to functions such as impulse control, planning and risk evaluation, is not fully
developed in adolescents. Developmental psychologists also find that adolescents are less
psychologically mature. During the teen and young adult years, the major psychological
developmental task is forging identity. Scientific evidence indicates that these ongoing
developmental processes yield adolescents who are capable of behavioral change.
One hopes these research findings were at the heart of the U.S. Supreme Court's
consideration during its Nov. 9 hearing of two cases where juveniles who committed non-
homicide crimes were sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. In both the Sullivanz v
Florida and Graham v. Florida cases, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on whether
such a sentence for juveniles is cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment.
Joe Sullivan was convicted of raping a 72-year-old woman after he and two older boys
burglarized her house in Pensacola in 1989. Terrance Graham, of Jacksonville, was convicted
of armed burglary, then violated his probation when he fled from police after a home invasion.
Sullivan, at 13, was barely a teenager at the time of the offense. Graham was 17 when he
violated his probation.
Both were tried and sentenced in adult criminal court as a result of Florida's direct file
laws, which allow prosecutors to file cases in criminal court rather than juvenile court.
Some argue that the legal system has already incorporated the developmental factors that
distinguish teens from adults into its consideration of juvenile crimes by creating a separate
juvenle justice system. But adolescents who receive a sentence of life without parole are
prosecuted and sentenced in adult criminal court. Because they are not tried in the juvenle
justice system, these adolescents bypass any consideration of their developmental status
that might be imbedded in that system. As criminal defendants, these youth receive no
consideration of their immaturity or ongoing development.
In the 2005 Roper v. Simmonzs case, the U.S. Supreme Court held that teenage defendants
should not face the death penalty because, "the susceptibilityI of juveniles to immature and
irresponsible behavior means that their 'irresponsible conduct is not as morally reprehensible
as that of an adult,' quoting Thompsonz v Oklahoma.
The court further reasoned that because adolescents are still forming their identities, they
are capable of ceasing risky or antisocial activities.
Our new understanding of teenagers only strengthens that line of reasonilng. The U. S.
Supreme Court should determine that a sentence of life in prison without parole imposed on
juvenles meets the definition of cruel and unusual punishment forbidden by the Constitution. m
Lauren Fasig, a UF assistant in law and director of research at the Center on Children and Families at the University
of Florida Levin College ofLaw, co-edited the book, Handbook on Commumlcatmg and Dissemmatmng Behavioral Science.
The above is adapted from Fasig's op-ed published in the Nov. 3, 2009 edition of the Mlaml Herald.




Juveniles' life sentences are too cruel



"What motivates
these ostenta-
tious displays is
the unspoken,
almost uncon-
scious guilt over
the way military
service works
now. A narrow
slice of Ameri-
cans serve again
and again. It's as
if we're saying,
'We will engage
in these ver
public displays of
worship, provid-
ed you don't ask
us to serve.
Gerald A. Sohn Term Professor,
July 2, 2009, USA Today
Mazur provided her perspective
as a legal expert and former
U.S. Air Force officer on why
today's general population
turns out in great numbers to
celebrate troop homecomings.

"It bodes poorly for
defendants who are
facing sentencing in
these cases.... Because
of the economic tur-
moil and the number
of these cases, a lot of
judges are sending the
same kind of messages,
which is how unac-
ceptable and awful and
harmful this behavior
is... As a former pros-
ecutor, it warms m
University of Florida Research
Foundation Professor, July 1,
2009, Sarasota Herald Tribune
Judges have been handing out
longer sentences for white-collar
crimes for a decade, but some
may be even tougher now. Seigel
provided insight on the sentences
handed down to Madoff and other
convicted Ponzi-scheme criminals.
Harsh sentences are more
effective deterrents on white-collar
crime, which is often committed
by educated, successful business
people with families who
"get the message" about the
consequences, Seigel said.

"The reality is, nationwide, that real

estate values are plummeting and it s

particularly difficult if you have a de-

Vel0Dment that's partially completed."
-JEFFREY DAVIS, Gerald A. Sohn Professor, May 8, 2009, Orlando Business Journal

Davis also commented that it is not surprising
that creditors of two bankrupt South Florida
development companies are pursuing Wall
Street lenders for recovery of billions in
debt following the collapse of the housing
market. Creditors in second position argued
that Wall Street lenders lent billions to the
two companies in "ill conceived" Ioans that
contributed to the companies' financial
instability, and, as such, shouldn't be awarded
the bulk of valuable assets in the companies'
subsidiaries as first-position creditors during
bankruptcy proceedings.



"When you have
an inflammation of

public opinion, thle
legislatures tend to
react byI enacting new

punishments that
are hlarsher than they
were before as a way of

appeasing the public."



Punishing words
W hat is the phrase that best sums up Levin College of Law Assistant Professor John
\1 1Stinneford's scholarship?
S"Cruel and unusual."
Stinneford's scholarship has centered largely on the cruel and unusual punishments clause of
the Eighth Amendment, and he has focused most recently on the original meaning of the word
Stinneford is a recent addition to the college, having joined the faculty during the fall 2009
semester. After graduating from Harvard Law School, he gained first-hand experience with the
criminaljustice system as a private defense attorney and as an assistant U.S. attorney. It is partially
these experiences that led to his current academic interests.
"One thing that I became acutely aware of when I was in practice," Stinneford said, "was how
very harsh the punishment system is in this country now.
Having such an upfront view of the effects of the criminaljustice system sometimes made his
job as a prosecutor difficult.
"Criminal practice, as a defense lawyer and a prosecutor, showed me the human toll that the
criminaljustice system takes on people," he said.
Stinneford said punishments tend to become more cruel when public opinion becomes
"temporarily enflamed" against a certain group. In the 1980s, that group was drug offenders, he
said, and now it is sex offenders.
"When you have an inflammation of public opinion," he said, "the legislatures tend to react
by enacting new punishments that are harsher than they were before as a way of appeasing the
Stinneford views chemical castration of sex offenders as one such punishment, which has been
adopted in several states including Florida despite the fact that castration as a punishment
was eliminated from the English tradition in the 13" century and has never previously been a part
of the American criminaljustice tradition.
Why aren't such punishments struck down as being cruel and unusual? As Stinneford points
out, the current analytical framework for deciding these cases can make constitutional challenges
an uphill battle. In 1958, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Trop v. Dulles, laying out the "evolving
standards of decency" test, which ties the meaning of the cruel and unusual punishments clause
to current majorityI opinion. Under this test, it is very difficult to challenge any punishment as
excessively cruel, so long as it enjoys strong public support.
Harsher penalties have also been meted out to juvenile offenders during recent years, and
Stinneford's work was recently cited in an amicus brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court
by New York University School of Law's Center on the Administration of Criminal Justice in
the case of Graham v. Florida. Graham was 17 when he committed armed robbery while on
probation, and was sentenced to life imprisonment. The brief argued that life imprisonment
without parole was cruel and unusual punishment when applied to juvenile offenders who commit
non-homicide crimes.
Stinneford believes society should be concerned about the punishments that sexual offenders
and other violent criminals receive, despite the repugnance of their crimes.
"The whole point of the cruel and unusual punishments clause is that even offenders who
deserve serious punishment also deserve to be treated with human dignity," he said. "So it's never
the case that we can say that someone is 'scum of the earth' because they've done something, and
that there's no limit to what we can do to them." a




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"The argument
that the old
house is hurting
property values
is not a sound
one... The study
was done for
whole neighbor-
hoods but has
some applica-
tions to the situ-
ation you have in
Stuart. Generally,
we found that
historic preserv-a-
tion increased,
not decreased,
property values."

Gover mnta ep~oe ibrl
Sept. 11, 2009,
Treasure Coas lewss

McLendon provided
Insight into historic home
preservation as an author of
Economic Impacts of Historic
Preservation in Florida.

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"I think it's basically obscene

that they are wasting taxpayers'

mOney on issues like this."
-FLETCHER N. BALDWIN JR., Chesterfield Smith Professor Emeritus,
Sept. 16, 2009, St. Fbtersburg Times

Baldwin provided his opinion that
state legislators seeking to amend
,,,,,the Florida Constitution to block the
impact of the new health care program
are showboating and they would serve
the state of Florida more effectively by
focusing on the very real and pressing
problems facing the state.

"MOst trade secretS
are stored on the

computer, so you can
copy hundreds of pageS
in seconds...all the while
undetected and sitting
at your desk at work."

~ hat do the Coca-Cola formula, Google's search engine algorithm, and
\1 1Kentucky Fried Chicken's Original Recipe have in common?
SAll are highly guarded trade secrets confidential, mission-critical
business information that gives their owners a winning edge over the competition. But
what protections can a trade secret owner expect when his secret isn't secret anymore?
"The critical issue regarding a trade secret is that it must remain secret," said
Elizabeth A. Rowe, an associate professor at the Levin College of Law. "Once it's
publicly disclosed, it's no longer a trade secret and its protections are lost forever."
Rowe points out that, unlike a patent or copyright, both of which continue to
enjoy legal protection even after they have been infringed, trade secrets are fair game
for anyone to use once they've become public. She says the best course of action a
business can take to preserve its trade secrets is to adequately protect the secret in
advance of an information breach no mean feat in this age of the World Wide Web.
"The Internet poses many challenges to preserving trade secrets, particularly in
the employment context, which is where most of these cases arise," Rowe said. "Most
trade secrets are stored on the computer, so you can copy hundreds of pages in seconds.
Not only can you copy them, you can widely distribute them you can e-mail them or
post them to a Web site all the while undetected and sitting at your desk at work."
It's the human face of trade secret law that most intrigues Rowe. After earning her
master's in sociology from the University of Florida and graduating cum laude from
Harvard Law School, Rowe entered private practice in Boston, focusing on intellectual
property litigation and employment litigation. Her interest in trade secret law arose
from her representation of corporate clients seeking to protect intellectual property
from workplace theft.
"When it comes to protecting trade secrets, the weakest link for any company is
its employees," Rowe said. "It's really the human beings in the workplace who are
trusted with confidential information who are most likely to misuse or misappropriate
it, whether it's for their own personal gain, for the benefit of a competitor, or because
they're disgruntled and seeking vengeance."
Now as an academician, Rowe's research explores this dynamic combination
of human and technological variables impacting trade secret disclosures. She's also
interested in how the law and the courts can better address emerging issues in trade
secret law caused by rapidly evolving technology. Her many law review articles on
the subject will soon be joined by a case book she's writing, the first to be exclusively
devoted to trade secret law.
"We have these old paradigms about what intellectual property is and how we
create, protect and preserve it," Rowe said. IH.. - however, we have new technology
which creates its own set of unprecedented circumstances, and we find gaps when the
two come together. Legal research in these areas can provide guidance to the courts on
how to fill those gaps." a



ELIZABETH ROWE Associate Professor of Law

Keeping trade secrets


"The facts here

are unusual, as
is often true in

extreme cases,

though Idon't
think the claim

itself is so unusual.

If you substitute
the chimp for

a dangerous
machine, it doesn't

seem so unlikely.
Emeritus, Alumni Research Professor
Oct. 15, 2009, ABC

Little provided his perspective on
the case regarding the $50-million
injury compensation lawsuit of a
woman whose face was ripped off
during an attack by a deranged,
200-pound chimp. The chimp
owner counters that the victim's
civil claim should be dismissed on
the grounds that compensation for
her injuries should be treated as
a worker's compensation claim.
Little said the argument may be
successful if lawyers can prove that
there was a regular employment
relationship between the chimp
owner and the victim, and that
caring for the chimp was included
in the victim's job responsibilities.

"Some of the re-
search does suggest
there may be bias
against consumers...
And though the
courts have been fa-
vorable to arbitration,
even when it is im-
posed, I think you're
seeing some push-
back against that
now. People feel that
since the courts have
backed it, then you're
just going to have to
change the law."
Oct. 6, 2009, Orlando Sentinel

Dawson provided insight into
mandatory binding arbitration
many businesses impose on
their customers when legal
disputes arise and the recent
move to change the laws given
the widespread concern that
consumers may not be receiving
fair mediation. This follows the
state of Minnesota's lawsuit
against the N\ational Arbitration
Forum, which it accused
of engaging in fraud and
deceptive business practices
in its consumer debt-collection
arbitration. N~AF ceased to
conduct consumer arbitration
in July of 2009, following
the revelation that its parent
company was a nationwide debt
collection enterprise.

"The amount of information

COllected in litigation is enormous. .
This is the classic horse out of the

barn analogy. Once information has

gOne On the Web, it's sort of gone."
-JON MILLS, Professor; Dean Emeritus; Director, Center for Governmental Responsibility,
Oct. 5, 2009, Orlando Sentinel

Mills commented on work of the
Committee on Privacy and Court
Records, formed by the Florida Supreme
Court, to study the issue of whether ii+
more than 1,000 legislative exemptions
to public records apply to open access
to court records made available online.



"As the old

saying goes:
Idle hands
are the devil's

workshop ...
Activity is
a very good

thing [in
priSOn]. ...
I ve talked to

prisoners who
would tell me

that the only

thing that kept
them sane was

WOrking and
having some-

thing to do.
Senior Legal Skills Professor
July 25, 2009, Orlando Sentinel
Dekle commented on the
unfortunate closings, due to
the poor economy, of some
prison factories which provide
vocational, on-the-job training
to Florida's inmates.

"The story that these folks
tell is based on the idea that
Obama is an illegitimate
president... With midterm
elections coming up,
and Obama losing some
momentum, this would be
a perfect opportunity for the
Republicans to move to the
middle, or [for the GOP to]
rebrand itself as the party of
competence...To the extent
they become obsessed
with marginal, complicated
issues like birth certificates,
it will be more difficult
for them to run strong -
especially in 2012."
Associate Dean for Faculty
Development, University of Florida
Research Foundation Professor
July 29, 2009, N~ational Public Radio

Fenster, author of Conspiracy
Theories: Secrecy and Power
in the American Culture,
commented on the insistence of
"birthers" that Barack Obama is
not a legitimate president because
he was born in Kenya and is not
a U.S. citizen. While the birthers
undermine their credibility
by denying clear evidence
of Obama's birth in Hawaii,
White House staffers have been
successful, Fenster says, in
managing their own credibility as
the "sane adults in the room."

" Many peOple want to believe that
now that we have an African Ameri-

can in the White House, we can get

past all this race stuff.
-KATHERYN RUSSELL-BROWN, Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law; Director, Center for
the Study of Race and Race Relations, July 24, 2009, USA Today and Miami Herald

Russell-Brown, author of The Color of
Crime, a book about race, crime and
|justice, commented on the arrest of
Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates after
he broke into his own home after returning
r from a lengthy trip. Russell-Brown said the
if story was a "perfect storm" of ingredients
contributing to international attention
regarding the question of whether the
U.S. has been successful in overcoming
its history of racism.


" They had all these
laWS in place, but they
had no idea how to

Operate, efficiently, a
capital market."




Spreading the word

Twelve years ago, Stuart Cohn's phone rang. Cohn, Levin College of Law associate dean
International and Comparative Law Certificate Program, had already had a long and
distinguished career in private practice and academia. Even so, he could never have guessed the
subject of the call, nor the incredible path on which it would lead him.T~he caller's name was
Swithin Munyantwali, executive director of the Uganda Intemnational Law Institute. Uganda, like
many countries, was emerging from a socialist economy after the downfall of the U.S.S.R., and
needed help. Munyantwali asked Cohn if he was interested in teaching a three-week program on
developing a capitalist system to officials from Uganda and neighboring countries.
"So I foolishly agreed to do that," Cohn said, half-jokingly. "I had never done anything like that
in my life."
The maj ority of Cohn's work, both in private practice and in academia, had been focused on
corporate law, securities, and other commercial law.
"This was much more like finance," he said.
Despite initial misgivings, Cohn decided to dive into the endeavor, which was a significant
divergence from his legal experience. He reviewed Uganda's existing regulations, and was
surprised by what he saw
"They had in place a fairly good set of laws and regulations," Cohn said. "So I began to wonder,
'What am I really doing over there?' "
But after arriving in Uganda following a long plane ride to Africa, he realized how badly they
needed guidance.
"They had all these laws in place," he said, "but they had no idea how to operate, efficiently, a
capital market."
To develop an efficient economic system entailed training professionals, creating investments,
and creating confidence in the market.
"The laws and regulations didn't answer any of that," he said, explainilng that the laws had been
borrowed from the country's neighbors and Westemn countries.
Cohn said he drew on his personal experiences and legal knowledge to help teach the program,
although he was worried after the first day that he had told program attendees all he could.
I came home and told my wife, 'I've got two weeks and four days to go, and nothing left to say.
" Cohn said.
That turned out not to be the case, and the program was such a success that he was invited to
teach the program again for the next two years. During the following year, a member of the United
Nations Institute for Trainilng and Research attended and was so impressed by the program that he
invited Cohn to develop programs for the U.N. Since then, Cohn has brought similar programs to
locales across the African continent, in Vietnam and other places around the world, and now also
Cohn describes his experiences overseas as very eye-opening, and, as associate dean for
international studies, he hopes the law students whom he helps study abroad have similar
"I hope they come back seeing the importance of respecting differences, and that there are many
ways of approaching legal and other problems," Cohn said.
And Mr. Munyantwali, the caller who started Cohn on this journey?
"People ask me, 'Why did he call you?' Cohn said, laughing. "And to this day, I still
don't know why." m


L~ ~P

The Color of Crime, 2nd Ed.

Why do black and white
Americans perceive police
actions so differently? Is white
fear of black crime justified? Do
African-Americans really protect
their own? Should they? These
are just a few of the questions
posed and examined by author
and University of Florida Levin
College of Law Professor Katheryn
Russell-Brown in her recently
released book, The Color of
Crime, 2nd ed. (New York
University Press).

Race to Injustice

The Duke lacrosse rape case
was a train wreck of criminal
injustice, and for 13 months the
public couldn't look away. The
new book Race to Injustice:
Lessons Learned from the Duke
Lacrosse Rape Case examines
this high-profile pile-up between

a prestigious university, an alleged
rape, an unscrupulous district
attorney, and a news industry
ravenous for the next big scoop.
In the book, author and editor
Michael Seigel, a UF professor
of law, assembles legal- and
forensic-science experts, including
fellow faculty members Sharon
Rush and Michelle Jacobs, who
join him in dissecting this messy
clash between due process
and the public's right to know.
(Carolina Academic Press)

The Zoning of America:
Euclid v. Ambler

The historic case of Euclid v.
Ambler (1926) literally changed
the landscape of America. What
started out as a local legal battle
concerning zoning and land use
in a small village in Cleveland
ended in an historic Supreme
Court ruling that still dictates
policy for every zoning official
and urban and city planner in
the U.S. In his new book titled,

The Zoning of America: Euclid
v. Ambler, author and land-
use expert Michael Allan Wolf,
a University of Florida Levin
College of Law professor, and
Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local
Government, describes how the
ordinance, and its defense, burst
onto the national stage and
became the focus of litigation
before moving to the nation's
highest court. (University Press
of Kansas)

Florida Estate Planning
(JD 92)

Florida Estate Planning
provides wills and trust forms
annotated with alternate
clauses, practice tips, and tax
considerations. Co-authors
Pressly and Randolph provide
a base of 89 estate planning
forms in a two-volume work
complete with a full-text CD.
(James Publishing)




South Carolina Gun Law
South Carolina Gun Law is a
complete survey and explanation
of all South Carolina firearms,
concealed carry, and self-defense
statutes and common law written in
an easy-to-read style. It is primarily
targeted at the estimated 70,000+
concealed weapons permit holders
in the state as well as the judiciary
and state bar. With more than 250
pages, the book is the unique and
premier reference on South Carolina
gun law. (Self published)

Meaning in Law: A Theory
of Speech

Developing a legal theory around
the meaning of a single word
chosen more than two centuries
ago by the framers of the
Constitution's First Amendment
is the subject of a new book
by UF Law professor and First
Amendment expert Charles
Collier. Meaning in Law is broadly
interdisciplinary and employs
philosophy and linguistics to focus
on symbolic speech, which lies at
the important definitional boundary
between speech in the full sense
and that which is not speech at all.
(Oxford University Press)

Competition Law and Pblicy in
Latin America

Eleanor Fox, NYU professor
of law, and Daniel Sokol, UF
assistant professor of law, have
teamed to author a book that
offers an unparalleled analysis of
the emerging law and economics
of competition policy in Latin
America. Nearly all Latin American
countries now have competition
laws and agencies to enforce
them. Yet, these laws and agencies
are relatively young. Fox and
Sokol, with contributions from
a number of U.S., European
and Latin American experts,
argue that the relative youth
of Latin American competition
agencies and the institutional and
political environment in which
they operate limit the ability of
agencies to effectively address
anti-competitive conduct. The
book provides region-specific
insights on using competition
policy as a tool to overcome anti-
market traditions in Latin America
to assist in the growth of Latin
American economies, their global

competitiveness, and the improved
welfare of domestic consumers.
(Hart Publishing, Oxford)

Pbwell on Real Property: Michael
A//an Wolf Desk Edition

In 1949, Richard Powell, a
Columbia law professor and expert
on real property law, published
the first volume of his treatise,
Powell on Real Property. Sixty
years and 17 volumes later, this
historic and widely used resource
has been condensed into Powell
on Real Property: Michael A//an
Wolf Desk Edition (LexisNexis
2009). Wolf, the University of
Florida Levin College of Law
Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local
Government and general editor
of the treatise since 2000, has
worked with other real property
law experts, including UF law
Professor Danaya Wright, to
provide law professionals and
real estate practitioners with
a comprehensive guide to the
American law of real property. The
treatise is widely cited by courts
throughout the nation, including
the U.S. Supreme Court. m

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generously donated $100,000 to create an
endowment to honor her late husband, attorney
Bayard "Wick" Heath (1947-2008). The new
endowment, called the Bayard Wickliffe Heath
Memorial Lecture Series on U. S. Antitrust
Policy, will fund the inaugural Heath Lecture
at the law school on Feb. 5, featuring Herb
Hovencamp, professor of law and the Ben
and Dorothy Willie Chair at the University
of lowa College of Law. Mr. Heath was a
forensic expert in economic transactional
analysis. He devoted his professional career to
the investigation, analysis and prosecution of
antitrust violations.
Peter J. Genz (JD 80) of Atlanta made
a $100,000 cash pledge for unrestricted
purposes to the law school. Genz is a
partner with the tax practice group of King
& Spalding. He also serves as chair of the
Planned Giving Committee of the United Way
of Metropolitan Atlanta and as chair of the
board of directors of the American Red Cross,
Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter.
Jolm M.Z McNatt Jr. (JD 57), of
Jacksonville, Fla., has contributed another
$100,000 to add to the memorial scholarship
in name of his father, the Judge John M.
McNatt Memorial Scholarship. To date, nearly
$250,000 has been contributed to this fund,

Scholarship for students pursuing an LLM in
Taxation. Bamnett is a partner in the law firm
Bamnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long & McBride
specializing in estates and trusts, and tax
law. He is a member of the Law Center
Association Board of Trustees and serves on
the LCA Planned Giving Task Force.
In January 2009, Inez Heath, Ph.D.,


A new face in alumni affairs

Alumni Affairs welcomes Lauren Lehr to UF Law as associate director of development.
group fundraising, and other initiatives that support mid-range annual fund gifts and
event planning. Lehr comes to UF Law from the university's for-profit radio station, WRUF,
where she worked as an account executive coordinating sales calls, account prospecting,
proposal presentations, promotions, sales, services, broadcast scheduling, and managing
national sales. She previously worked for Universal Studios Florida as an advertising
representative. Lehr was recently married to UF Law alumnus Steve Lehr (JD 98) and has a
9-year-old stepdaughter and two dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family, attending
Gator sporting events and traveling. Please join us in welcoming Lauren to the law school.



Recent g ifts.
The following individuals have
generously supported UF Law
programs and endowments:
Leslie J. Barnett (JD 71) of Tampa,
Fla., has documented $100,000 in a trust
to endow the Leslie J. Bamnett Educational


he University of Florida
kicked off National Pro
Bono Week on Monday, Oct. 26,
with the announcement of the Jo-
seph W Little Pro Bono Support
Fund. The fund will offset out-of-
pocket expenses incurred by stu-
dents who volunteer for pro bono ~ 1
work, and was made possible by a
generous donation from Philip A.
(BJD 7 and Phyllis S. DeLaney
The DeLaneys chose to honor -.
Little, UF Law professor emeri-
tus, for his years of dedication to
public service, his pro bono work
for local causes, and his positive
influence on students, including
Mr. DeLaney, who is an attorney
with Scruggs & Carmichael in
Gainesville, Fla.
"As a first-year law student, I didn't know what to expect when I walked
into Professor Little's class for the first time," DeLaney said. "It didn't take 15
minutes before I realized that he was very serious about teaching and the law.
He was tough, but always willing to take time with students who wanted more
information or needed counseling. It was then he became a role model for me."
Little joined the faculty at UF Law in 1967 and is a widely-known legal
advocate and expert in torts, local government law, U.S. and state constitutional
law and employment legislation. He said he is humbled and honored by the
DeLaney's gift.
"Lucille, my wife, and I are gratified that Phyllis and Phil DeLaney have
created the Joseph W Little Pro Bono Support Fund," said Little. "A better
name would be the 'Allen Y. DeLaney Pro Bono Support Fund.' Allen DeLa-
ney, Phil's father and a physician, was committed to providing medical care
to needy people in our community. I was lucky he chose me to help him in his
UTF College of Law Dean Robert Jerry said the fund is a fitting tribute to
Little, who leads students by example in regards to advocacy work.
"Law students who volunteer for pro bono work accomplish more than ful-
filling a much-needed community service," said Jerry. "They also enhance their
career development and make themselves more attractive to potential employ-
ers. I am proud to say that during the course of their law school careers, last
year's graduates volunteered for 8,096 pro bono hours. This fund will enhance
Our students' ability to serve in these advocacy roles."

primarily from McNatt, who is a retired partner
of Holland and Knight.
Peter (JD 69) and Joan Zinober have
made a $100,000 unrestricted bequest to the
college. Mr. Zinober, of Tampa, is the current
chair of the Law Center Association Board of
Trustees and partner at Greenberg Traurig. He
is the co-chair for both the firm's National Labor
& Employment Practice and the Global Human
Capital Solutions Practice.

Have you considered

inc lud ing the law school

in your estate plans?
With the current economic uncertainties,
now is an excellent time to consider
documenting an estate gift to the law
school, regardless of your age. A documented
estate gift can be changed over time as your per-
sonal circumstances change and can even be ad-
justed to a cash gift at a later date if you decide to
fund a gift during your lifetime. You may docu-
ment an outright bequest as a percentage of your
assets rather than as a specific dollar amount, this
can both protect your family and also provide
the greatest benefit to the college as your circum-
stances change.
Also, if you will be age 65 by year-end 2012,
your documented commitment will be counted
in the current Florida Tomorrow campaign.
Documenting a gift now for the campaign wll
help the college reach its goals, and it may inspire
others to give upon the announcement of your
commitment. Documenting your bequ~est during
the campaign will also allow the universityI and
the college to celebrate and recognize your gift
during your lifetime.
For more information, please visit the
UF Foundation Web site, which includes an
interactive planned giving calculator at www. If you would like to
explore an estate gift to the college, please call
the Office of Development and Alumnim Affairs at
(352) 273-0640.


UF Law launches advocacy fund

during Pro Bono Week


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J. Charles Gray, a founder of
GrayRobinson in Orlando, Fla., was
honored on Oct. 15 during the Orlando
Business Journals 8th annual Most
Influential Businessmen Awards event
to recognize the top corporate players in
Central Florida. Gray was awarded the
night's highest honor, the Most Influential
Businessmen Legacy Award. The Legacy
Award recognizes the person in Central
Florida who has demonstrated exemplary
leadership throughout the course of his or
her career in business and civic affairs.

J. Thomas Cardwell, of Akerman,
Senterfitt & Eidson, PA, has been
selected to serve as commissioner of the
Office of Financial Regulation. As OFR
commissioner, Cardwell will oversee
regulation of the state's securities,
banking, and other financial services

Joseph W. DuRocher has been appointed
visiting assistant professor of law at Barry
University School of Law for the 2009-2010
academic year. DuRocher has served as
adjunct professor at Barry Law School since
retiring from the position of elected public
defender of the 9th Judicial Circuit in the
Orange and Osceola counties in 2001.

John J. Lazzara, judge of compensation
claims in Tallahassee, Fla., was inducted
as a fellow of The College of Workers'
Compensation Lawyers and has
been elected the inaugural president
of the National Association of Workers'
Compensation Judiciary.

The Hon. Oscar H. Eaton Jr. received
the Selig I. Goldin Memorial Award, The
Florida Bar Association's highest honor in
criminal law, at its annual convention in
Orlando, Fla.

David Roth of Roth & Duncan, PA, West
Palm Beach, Fla., has been named to
The Best Lawyers in America 2010 in
the area of criminal defense law for the
16th COnsecutive year. He is a former U.S.
magistrate judge and a past president of
the Palm Beach County Bar Association.
Roth's former law partners include Florida
Supreme Court justices Barbara Pariente
and Jorge Labarga (JD 79).

Jeffrey R. Garvin was sworn in as president
of the Florida Chapter of the American Board
of Trial Advocates during the organization's
annual convention in Longboat Key, Fla.

Leslie J. Lott, of Lott & Friedland, PA, was
named among the top intellectual property
lawyers worldwide by Who's Who Legal,
based on an international survey of cor-
porate general counsel and attorneys in
private practice.

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"I Ve always had this
connection with the

UniVeTSity, and that
WaS underscored as a
laW Student because

IUSt don t see how

yOu can get a better
legal education."



Mayanne Downs (JD 87)
President-elect of The Florida Bar


Double Gator and a dedicated Gator fan with an amazing life story.
In 2007, just as the Gator basketball temn headed into the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball
Toumanment, Downs became ill because of a bacterial infection of the blood. Her lungs and digestive system
shut down. She fell into a deep coma for days. When she awoke, her first words shocked everyone in the
"The first thing I asked was, 'Did the Gators \\in?' Downs said.
Downs 11asn't aware of holy long she'd been out; last she'd known the Gators had yet to play in the
second round of the regional semi-finals.
I7 went to the hospital on March 19, and woke up from my coma on March 30. I thought it was the next
day she said. "It always embarrasses me a little bit because I think people would think, 'She'd ask first
about her children.' But I didn't know that I'd been in a coma.
Downs' close friend, 5th District Court of Appeal Judge Jackie Griffin also a rabid Gator fan -
corroborates the tale.
"That is a true story. I was in the room. It was just so Mayanne," Griffin said. "She's been in this coma
for I don't know holy long and she could barely form words and there she was, just, 'Holy did the Gators
do?"' "
Downs learned the full polver of friendship following her recovery. Dozens of friends and attorneys
from around the state had come to the hospital to support her when ivord spread that she was deathly ill.
I7t helped everybody appreciate holy fragile our relationships are and these people that ie love howy
easy it is to lose them," Griffin said.
Downs met Griffin ithile working in the Downs family's small real estate business. On Oct. 17, 1983,
at 3:30 p.m. a sheriff knocked on the business' door the business itus being sued in an antitrust case, and
Downs was terrified.
I7t's as if somebody has come and taken you forcibly by the shoulders and said, 'Here, I'm going to
throw you in this game,' Downs said. 'And your life depends on the outcome. By the way, you don't
know the rules, but everyone else in the game does and they all have specialized skills.' It's a very scare
process, very intimidating. I was puzzled; I didn't know ithat it was about."
Downs' family intended to interview several lattyers before hiring one for the case, but Griffin itus the
first they interviewed and they hired her on the spot.
"[Griffin] said I nns both a dremn and a nightmare client," Downs said. "I listened closely and did what
I was asked to do. On the other hand, I asked a million questions, read all the cases, understood everything
instantly and was a real challenge to keep up with. Then she claims after several months of us working
together I came to her and said, in essence, 'I've 11stched ithat you do. I can do this, and I really want to.'
After attending her first Gator game in the '60s and getting her undergrad degree from UF, there was no
question that UF Law itns the right place for Downs. She was admitted, did well, graduated and passed the
bar before the court even issued an order in the lawsuit that originally piqued her interest in law school. That
lawsuit was eventually settled for a mere $750.
Downs is now the president-elect of The Florida Bar. When she becomes president on July 1, she'll be
the first female UF Law graduate ever to serve as president, and the fourth woman president in the history of
the Bar. Despite the odds, Downs has worked her way through the ranks with her signature sense of lunnor
and a flair for the dramatic.
I've always had this connection with the university, and that was underscored as a law student because
I just don't see holy you can get a better legal education," Downs said. "There are very few things in the
world that I love more than the University of Florida. When I die, I dearly hope to be cremated and sprinkled
over Florida Field." m

structure sentence

that perhaps can
mete out some

justice and stay
within the law and

yet at thle samle
time try to help

thlem in becoming

a functioning a

member of society."


T Hon. Joseph Smith (JD 68), a recently retired Levy County judge in the 8th Judicial Circuit, hasealcrer
known a lot of people and seen a lot change in Florida's court system during the course of his 40-year

"I graduated from law school, and when I passed the bar I was working with Clayton Duncan Johnson
Clayton Quincy Ireland & Felder," Smith said. "They hired me to manage their office here in Bronson."
As soon as he walked through the firm's front door on his first day at work, Smith was handed a
divorce case file and told he had a hearing on it that morning in front of the judge.
"I said, 'Wow, what on earth do I do?' Because back when I graduated from law school, you had no
internship, and as far as preparing a deed, or will, or contract, or any type of perfonnance in court, we
didn't have any experience doing that," Smith laughs. "So, I went before Judge Patten, \\ho was a kind
judge and he sort of walked me through it, but I was scared to death."
Now Smith is the one behind the bench, a position he's held since his appointment in 1993 after more
than 20 years of service as Levy County's state attorney. Smith retired in December, but he has found
serving his conununity as a judge to be profoundly satisfying. Many of the people \\ho came before
Smith, a Levy County native, have connections with people he knows. Although Levy County is the ninth
largest county in Florida in terms of land area it has a small, mostly rural population of 36,000 nearly
20 percent of which lives below poverty level, according to U. S. Census Bureau estimates. When any of
these residents came before him, Smith's hometown connections afforded him with special insight to and
compassion for the broad consequences of the individual's criminal actions.
"It's never just that person standing before you, it's their \\hole family their mothers and fathers,
their brothers and sisters, their daughters, their sons, their wives, their husbands. It is sometimes difficult
to sentence somebody \\ho you know wouldn't be before you if they were more responsible to begin with,
and most of the time they are struggling just to maintain existence," Smith said. "That's the challenge, to
trIy to structure a sentence that perhaps can mete out some justice and stay within the law and yet at the
same time trIy to help them in becoming a functioning member of society."
Smith has worked hard to dispense justice with compassion, and his interest in the people who landed
in hIs court is personal.
"We're much, much smaller [than the courts in more populated counties], and because we're smaller
we perhaps have more time our dockets are not quite as crowded, the clerk's office is not as busy,"
Smith said. "We can still be personally involved in cases and know people... you go to a ball game and you
know people, I sit on juvenile court and I know these kids because I was bomn and raised here."
Because Smith has such close ties to the people in his conununity, they are comfortable in approaching
him directly when seeking help for family members \\ho are teetering on the edge of the law, especially
when drugs or alcohol are involved.
"Addiction is such a horrible thing. Drug and alcohol additions are so tangible and so
open, and so much crime revolves around the illegal use of drugs and alcohol," Smith
said. "I've been able to bring people in and sit them down with the parents and wives
and husbands and talk to them about it and I have called and made arrangements to
get them into treatment centers for rehab, some with success and some not."
Now that Smith is retired, it will be these opportunities to help change lives
that he will miss, but he'll also miss being a part of the living, breathing law.
"I will miss interacting with people. I will miss being involved in cases. I
enjoy sitting on the bench," Smith said. "If you're going to practice law and
eventually become a judge, you have to devote a lot of time to the study of the
law.... The law is changing, evolving, and that's what's so neat about it too, that
it does change with society." a



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ene Moore (JD 53) was one of five alumni
inducted into The Citadel Athletic Hall of
GFame in October. Moore, (pictured saluting at
right) a major supporter of Citadel athletic programs,
played on the Citadel's basketball and baseball teams
and was signed by, though he never played with, the
Philadelphia Phillies when he graduated in 1950.
The one-time mayor of Boynton Beach and attorney
for late the Ted Williams, Moore received the
Southern Conference Distinguished Service Award
in 2007. He has received the Boynton Beach Jaycees
Distinguished Service Award, the Palm Beach
County Excellence in Enterprise Award and was
named a Legionnaire of the Year for Outstanding
Service in 1992. The University of Florida Levin
College of Law recognized Moore with an
Outstanding Alumni Award in 2007.


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stanidaids of plotecting diet integlity of Flolildas ail~l tIlal sysltent.

Michael I. Moore, founder of the Miami-
based law firm, Moore & Company, PA,
has been selected to serve as chairman of
the board of The International SeaKeepers
Society. Moore has practiced maritime and
aviation law for more than 30 years.

Gwynn Young was selected to serve on the
executive committee of The Florida Bar for
the 2009-2010 bar year.

Nathaniel L. Doliner (LLMT), managing
shareholder of Carlton Fields, Tampa, Fla.,
is the first Florida attorney to be appointed
chair of the business law section of the
American Bar Association.

Freddie L. Goode, senior managing
attorney at Central Virginia Legal Aid
Society, has been selected for the 2009
Legal Aid Award by the Virginia State Bar's
Access to Legal Services Committee.

Dennis J. Wall, of Winter Springs and
Orlando, Fla., is the author of Litigation
and Prevention of Insurer Bad Faith,
has co-authored an article, "Handling
Construction Defect Claims," featuring
"Timely and Experienced Construction

Claim Handling Tips" by Wall & Michael
Latzo, General USA (Retired), published in
June, 2009 online by Claims Magazine.
He has also published an article, "An
Expanding Outline for Mediation: What
Defense Counsel, the Insurance Company
Representative, and the Insurance
Company Should Want to Know," in
The Briefs of the Orange County Bar
Association. Wall also authored "Litigation
and Prevention of Insurer Bad Faith,
Second Edition, published by Shepard's/
McGraw-Hill, 2009 Supplement by West
Publishing Company, and is co-author
of "CAT Claims, Insurance Coverage for
Disasters," 2009 Supplement published

by West Publishing Company. Wall also has
been appointed co-chair of the American
Bar Association Subcommittee on Health,
Life and Disability Insurance. Wall will
serve a two-year term through 2011.

Randy Kammer of Jacksonville, Fla.'
received The Out & Equal Champion
Award for her support of lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights.
This award recognizes a non-LGBT
person who has played a pivotal role in
championing equal treatment of LGBT
employees in the workplace and has

Wall / /

Kammer 18



Alan H. Daniels has joined Roetzel &
Andress as partner. Prior to joining Roetzel
& Andress, Daniels was a partner with
the law firm of Dean, Mead, Egerton,
Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, PA.

John F. Eversole III, of the firm Mase,
Lara, & Eversole, PA, in Miami, Fla.,
has been appointed for a third term as
chairman of the aviation law certification
committee of The Florida Bar.

David H. Lillard Jr. was elected by the
Tennessee Legislature last January to serve
as Tennessee State Treasurer.

A. Kurt Ardaman was appointed by The
Florida Bar president as chairman of The
Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee
for the 2009-10 term. Ardaman is a
Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated law er who
has practiced in Florida for 25 years in the
area of eminent domain, local government,
real estate and development law.

Thomas Diorio has joined the "Global
100" law firm Nixon Peabody LLP
as counsel in the firm's energy and
environmental practice in New York
City. He represents clients in financing,
acquisition, sale, leasing and development
of energy projects.

Ronald A. Levitt (LLMT), along with David
M. Wooldridge, shareholders of Sirote &
Permutt, argued a case in the U.S. tax
court that led to a seminal decision in
a controversy with the Internal Revenue


Ilroaman tr4

America 's Leading Lawlyers for Business as
a leader in the field of environmental law.

Terence J. "Terry" Delahunty Jr., LEED AP
and shareholder in the Orlando, Fla., office
of GrayRobinson, PA, will serve a second
term on the national board of directors
of National Association of Industrial
and Office Properties. Delahunty, who is
also the immediate past president of the
association's Central Florida chapter, the
chair of its Green Committee, and president
of the association's Florida's Political Action
Committee, will serve his second term from
Jan. 1, 2010, through Dec. 31, 2012.

Richard A. Jacobson, a shareholder of the
International Tax Practice Group, has been
appointed vice chair-Americas for referral
promotion by the TerraLex Legal Network.

Charles W. McBurney Jr., Esq., a member
of the Florida House of Representatives
from District 16 in Jacksonville, received
the Distinguished Legislative Service Award
from The Florida Bar in recognition of "his
outstanding leadership, statesmanship and
sponsorship of legislation to significantly
improve and enhance the business laws of
the State of Florida.

Pierce Ill 79 Delahunty 82

demonstrated a significant commitment to
LGBT workplace rights.

Frank E. Pierce III, partner at Mateer
Harbert PA, has been named president of
the Florida Defense Lawyers Association,
with which he has been involved for more
than 30 years.

Mary W. Bridgman retired as vice
president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of
Florida to work as a freelance writer. She
has had many of her pieces selected for
publication, including two published by
the Florida Writers Association.

The Hon. Charlene E. Honeywell, of
Florida's 13th Judicial Circuit, was
nominated by President Barack Obama to
be a federal judge for the Middle District
of Florida.

Jean H. McCreary, of Nixon Peabody
LLR New York, N.Y, was recognized by
Chambers and Partners' Chambers USA:

LEE I. PETERS JR. (JD 84) was awarded the 2009 Craig Barnard Award for
distinguished service by the Florida Public Defender Association. Peters serves
as the assistant public defender and division chief of the 3rd Judicial Circuit,
and was nominated for the award by his boss, Public Defender C. Dennis
Roberts (JD 83). Peters received his award during the Florida Public Defender
Association meeting held in N\aples on July 30.


"I think the goal of every

perSon professionally
iS to get to know
themselves. And try to
fit interests with skills "

Cathryn A. Mitchell (JD 88)

An eclectic blend of legal & creative pursuits

M any attorneys dress for work in suits. Others prefer business casual.
looking more ready to play a quick tennis set than to litigate. From 1991-93 IVitchell was the
in-house corporate counsel for Prince Sports, a tennis/racquet sports company in Princeton, N.J.
"Prmnce has tennis courts in the back, and you could wear tennis clothes to work, so that was very
fun and inspirational in tens of trIying to stay in shape so you don't look ridiculous in a tennis skirt
going to work as a lawyer," said 1Vitchell, \\ho grew up playing tennis in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
After Prince, 1Vitchell worked for a New York law firm and then started her own firm in Princeton.
1Vitchell focuses on corporate/business law, business litigation, worldwide brand development and
intellectual property, entertaimnent and new media, and is developing a specialty in succession planning
for entrepreneurs and family businesses as well as business and family issues for nontraditional families.
Her practice is a combination of her work at Kenny Nachwalter inlVMiami and her in-house job at
Prince with some emerging areas that reflect a change in the world im shich we live. 1Vitchell has
many international clients, including sporting goods companies, pharmaceutical companies, athletes,
entertainers and authors. 1Vitchell strongly reconunends students having a varied work experience out of
law school instead of specializing right away in order to figure out what is best for them.
"It's good to have a lot of different experiences,"1VMitchell said. "I think the goal of every person
professionally is to get to know themselves. And trIy to fit interests with skills. That's one of the benefits
of having different experiences you leamn about yourself. The goal should be to find out what
emriromnents and types of work suit you best. I think there is something to be gained everywhere."
IVitchell came to UF Law with a degree in business from UF. She thought she might like business
law as a result, but she is also a musician, so she spent several years as research assistant to Dean
Emeritus E.L. Roy Hunt, \\ho sparked her interest in intellectual property, and provided her with the
chance to help him develop the curriculum for his new seminar in art law.
One of her favorite activities, along with spending time having mecreasingly interesting
conversations with her teenage children, is writing a bi-weekly law and business column for the
Times oft Ti,rmon. the largest circulation newspaper in central New Jersey. To say IVitchell was persistent
in landing the columnist gig about 11 years ago would be an understatement.
"I begged them," she said. "~Never underestimate the power of begging; I don't know where I
learned that. I don't know if I learned that at Florida, but it is an important skill. I knew a very important
person at the paper and about 12 years ago I started begging him to write a column. At first he did not
like any of my ideas. I asked him 100 times; I really wanted to do it."
Eventually the editor caved and let her write a "Dear Cathy" type of question-and-answer cohunn,
but there was a slight problem.
"I llss asking myself some of the questions and they caught me,"1VMitchell confessed. "They said,
'Gosh, these questions look like a bunt; are you writing to yourself and asking yourself questions?"'
The editor told her she could instead write about whatever she wanted. The subject matter has
loosened up over the years as her editor impressed upon her the benefit of revealing more of herself in
the cohunns. So now VMitchell will sometimes write about Supreme Court cases and business law issues,
but does not shy away from more controversial topics such as gay marriage and reproductive rights
when they are in the news and an important topic of public interest.
1Vitchell has written about 300 columns, and she enjoys having a creative outlet that allows people
to know more about who she is as a person.
"Any time I want to see what I llss thinking in 2003, usually it's related to whatever is going on in
my mind at the time,"1VMitchell said. "It's pretty scary to have a chronology of your ridiculous personal
thoughts." m




Juliet Roulhac was selected to serve on
the executive committee of The Florida
Bar for 2009-2010.

Stephen Vogelsang, a shareholder for
Gunster, Attorneys at Law in West Palm
Beach, Fla., has been named to the
board of directors for the South Florida
Science Museum.

Carla M. Barrow, senior attorney at
Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole
& Boniske, was a speaker at the 2009
Foster Advocacy Summit and has
served as a citizen lobbyist and board
member of RESULTS, a global nonprofit
committed to ending poverty.

R. Scott Constantino, of Liles, Gavin,
Constantino & George in Jacksonville,
Fla., has been elected a fellow of the
International Society of Barristers and
has also become a certified member of
the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Constantino was named as one of the top
attorneys in Florida for 2009 by Florida
Super Lawyers magazine.

Robert R. "Rob" Wheeler, of Tallahassee,
Fla., has been appointed by Gov. Charlie
Crist as his general counsel.

J. Kim Wright has been named a Legal
Rebel and is amongst the American
Bar Association's 50 innovators and
changemakers in the profession.

DAVID K. FRIEDLAN\D (JD 88), of Lott
& Friedland, PA, was named among the
top intellectual property lawyers world-
wide by Who's Who Legal, based on an
international survey of corporate general
counsel and attorneys in private practice.

Service concerning a taxpayer's deduction
for contributing a conservation easement
to a land trust. The opinion by the tax
court is expected to have significant,
favorable implications to taxpayers
who take deductions for contributions
of conservation easements to qualified

Brenna Durden, shareholder at Lewis,
Longman & Walker, PA, in Jacksonville,
Fla., has been named a co-chair of
Reality Check-First Coast, a seven-county
visioning exercise designed to discuss,
analyze and develop alternative growth
scenarios for Northeast Florida for the
year 2060. She also participated in the
Women in Executive Leadership Forum
presented by the Jacksonville Community
Council, Inc. last May.

Steven Ellison, a partner in the West
Palm Beach office of Broad & Cassel,
has been invited to become a member
of the Litigation Counsel of America,
an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary

Michael A. Hanzman is now of counsel
to the law firm of Ackerman Link &
Sartory, PA.

John E. Leighton, of Leighton Law, PA, was
re-elected co-chairman of the Inadequate
Security Litigation Group of the American
Association for Justice, and was re-elected
for a third term as chairman of The
Academy of Trial Advocacy.

Eugene Pettis was selected to serve on
the Executive Committee of The Florida
Bar for 2009-2010.

David P. Berg accepted the position
as executive vice president of Global
Business Development and chief
operating officer-international with Global
Nutrition Centers Inc. He was formerly
senior vice president of Best Buy Co. Inc.

Mark A. Ossian, a partner at Park, Ossian,
Barnaky & Park, PA, in Clearwater,
Fla., became board certified in marital and
family law by The Florida Bar.

Hanzman 85

Vogelsang 87 Barrow 88

Durden 85 Ellison 85

Ossian 86

Constantino 88


"I glVe all praise to
the Floridians who,
mOst all of the time,

Su port environmental




Preston T. Robertson (JD 90)

Working today for Florida's tomorrow

S uper Tuesday of 2008 was a long and hot one for Preston T. Robertson I .ij > .. .. c l'.e !
while wearing his bear suit a Florida Black Bear suit, to be exact.
SRobertson donned the costume to draw voter attention to the benefits .I .n! c!i..In !c ul -I .I
constitutional amendment on the Nov. 4 state ballot giving voters the chance - ..It s .l.k i Ikic I. uk
should extend tax benefits to Florida land owners \\ho place perpetual conser ..II n c.. nat
or long-tenn conservation use assessments on their properties. The Florida Bl. .< Li c.! .I IGk
movement's mascot and star of TV and print advertisements, which featured ,I.n .1n.. .monso!!lle..I
Florida animals endorsing private preservation of Florida's diminishing wilden!ic 1-- ....11. It
"That was just hot and bothersome, and I'm glad it's over," Robertson sai..I -1 1.. 11 ~c.!
experience, pictured in inset at right. "Honestly, the best part about the endea~ .I Ilkc c os.!!`.! n
... It was the first time in a long time that folks from the Association..
of Counties, the Florida Chamber of Conunerce, the Sierra Club and -
everybody in between came together."
Amendment 4, Robertson's brain child, was passed with a whopping
68.4 percent of the vote and a plurality in 66 of Florida's 67 counties thanks
to his efforts to bring the groups together on the issue.
"Getting 50 percent in anything in this state is a feat. Getting 60 percent E ,.
is a hurdle and a half," Robertson said. "I give all praise to the Floridians Sc 4
\\ho, most all of the time, support emriromnental protection.,,OHNwera
As a Florida fanner who has protected his own property with a
conservation easement, Robertson feels a deep affinity for land. In his
professional life as the vice president for conservation and general counsel
of the Florida Wildlife Federation, Robertson- a self-described "tree-hugging hunter" works to
promote ethical recreation and preservation of Florida's natural lands and wildlife through pemaing
legislation and lobbying state legislators. Though the Florida Wildlife Federation has traditionally
been seen as a hunter's organization, it takes a big picture view on the impacts of developmental
pressures and emerging emriromnental trends on the state.
"A lot of our membership still enjoys consumptive recreation, whether it be hunting or fishing,
but it's true, we've had to get into a lot of other issues that are much more complicated," Robertson
said. "Growth management and water, wetlands protection and basic wildlife habitat protection.
Climate change is also a huge issue with us because of the potential impact it will have on this state."
One of the organization's cooperative programs dearest to Robertson's heart is the fledgling
Get Outdoors Florida! Coalition, Inc. According to its Web site (14 wgetoutdoorsflorida. com),
the organization's mission is to engage Florida "conununities, families and individuals in outdoor
experiences to achieve healthier lifestyles and sustain Florida's natural resources." The cooperative
initiative includes the Florida Wildlife Federation, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Conunission, federal and state land managers, state health and education agencies, educators,
healthcare providers, non-profit organizations and businesses.
"I got imrolved in enviromnental protection and conservation because I rwas out there in the
woods, seeing how cool it axs," Robertson said. "I'm very concerned that such a high percentage of
our youth spends all their time either in a car, in a classroom or on the Internet, and they don't have
a very great appreciation for the natural world upon which we depend. So this organization's goal
is to get kids outside and get them excited and learning about the basic biology and functions of our
waters, and our woods, and our wildlife."
"They need to see that we are part of that, not separate so their generation will also become
stewards of the enviromnent like we're trying to be," he said. m


Jeff Bartel, FPL Group vice president
of corporate compliance, based in Juno
Beach and Miami, has been named
recipient of the 2009 Humanitarian
of the Year Award presented by the
March of Dimes Florida Chapter. The
award honors individuals who exemplify
genuine and meaningful leadership
and whose efforts, on behalf of others,
have significantly contributed to
the betterment of the South Florida

Scott W. Konopka, a shareholder with
Page, Mrachek, Fitzgerald & Rose, PA, in
Stuart, Fla., has been elected president
of the Martin County Bar Association.

Jim Matulis, partner of Tampa, Fla., law
firm Conwell Kirkpatrick, PA, has been
appointed co-chair of the Hillsborough
County Bar Intellectual Property
Committee for 2009-2010. Matulis was
among the first group of Florida attorneys
to earn the distinction of being board
certified in Intellectual Property by The
Florida Bar in 2007.

Jeffrey M. Taylor, of Blank Rome LLR
has been elected vice president and
program chair of the Middle Atlantic
Chapter of the Society of Corporate
Secretaries & Governance Professionals.

Joy Lampley-Fortson served as the
president of the Georgia Association
of Black Women Attorneys in 2008
and was selected for the Leadership

ROBERT J. HAUSER (JD 95), a sharehold-
er with Beasley Hauser Kramer Leonard &
Galardi, PA, in West Palm Beach, Fla., is
one of seven attorneys who recently earned
The Florida Bar board certification in

appellate practice.

Lisa Call, an assistant federal defender
in Jacksonville, Fla., recently argued
Johnson v. United States before the
U.S. Supreme Court. This case was
heard on Oct. 6th, the second day
of the new term with new Associate
Justice Sonya Sotomayor.

Lin M. Cherry was selected to serve
as chief counsel for MySpace Inc.
to manage the company's business
and legal affairs in the U.S. and
international ly.

John Ghezzi, along with Gary
Gelfman, opened Gelfman & Ghezzi,
PLLC, in The Woodlands, Tex. The
firm specializes in business and civil
litigation, construction defects and
law, contracts and contract disputes,
corporate law, insurance law and
coverage, business formation, labor and
employment law, and transportation law.

Julio C. Jaramillo, Esq., has been
appointed chair of the Investment
Committee for The Florida Bar

D. Bruce Hoffman, was announced head
of Hunton & Williams' global competition
practice. Hoffman is a former deputy
director of the Federal Trade Commission's
Bureau of Competition.

Christienne Hopkins Sherouse, of
Gaebe Mullen Antonelli, in Coral Gables,
Fla., spoke on the issue of "Case
Investigation" at the Dade County Florida
Defense Lawyers Association and Dade
County Defense Bar Association joint
seminar, "Defense Practice for Young

Leslie A. Wickes was named managing
partner of Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes,
Rogerson & Wachs.

The Hon. Jonathan D. Gerber was
appointed by Florida Gov. Charlie Crist to
the 4th District Court of Appeal.

John A. Turner has joined Arnstein &
Lehr LLP in its West Palm Beach, Fla.,
office as a partner.

Ghezzi 91

Hopkins Sherouse 92 Wickes 92

Turner 93


Jaramillo 91

"Often times our
clients find it

difficult to navigate

gOVernment systems,
eSpecially when they
are facing harsh

penalties like eviction."



Vanessa Buchko (JD 01)

Providing legal aid to seniors


Vanessa Buchko (nee NesSmith) wanted to get back to one of her original interests.
A little more than year ago, Buchko (JD 01) was browsing jobs on when
one jumped out at her.
AARP's Legal Counsel for the Elderly was looking for a full-time attorney for Project HELP, the
Homebound Elderly Project. It turned out to be the perfect job for Buchko. "I knew ithen I nns in
school that I granted to do public interest work in general, but I didn't have a very clear focus as to what
type of work would be best for me," Buchko said. "TrIying different jobs helped me figure out what I
wanted to do with my career and brought me back to public interest."
The Legal Counsel for the Elderly founded Project HELP about two years ago through a grant that
was funded by the D.C. Bar Foundation. Buchko is the only full-time attorney. Now she travels around
Washington, D.C. providing free legal aid to low-income senior citizens whose physical limitations
make it tough to get out of their houses. Buchko helps clients with a variety of legal problems
including estate planning, landlord-tenant and mortgage issues and disputes with creditors.
At first, Buchko had to leamn all of the relevant law to help her clients, but she enjoyed that process.
I7t 11as [tough]. But that's ithat I like about it there's always something new," Buchko said.
"Something new to learn, something that I've never done before that I have to look up. That keeps it
Buchko sometimes gets emergency calls from clients who are dying and want to execute a will
so Buchko has to get to the client as soon as possible.
Clients often have issues with their landlords and Buchko helps them try to resolve the problems.
One of Buchko's clients is in a motorized wheelchair and lives in a subsidized apartment that is not
handicapped accessible, so it's too small for his wheelchair.
"He keeps accidentally running into the wall," Buchko said. "The apartment building was not
constructed with the best materials, so when he runs into the wall, more often than not, it makes a hole
in the wall. We've been ivorking with him to trIy to get him a handicapped accessible apartment or at
least help him not bear the brunt of paying for the repairs."
Buchko is in active litigation in a couple of landlord-tenant cases.
"Oftentimes our clients find it difficult to navigate government systems, especially when they are
facing harsh penalties like eviction. Sometimes people can be confused by the subsidy process and
inadvertently pay the wrong amount of rent, which can lead to a lawsuit and possibly eviction. Other
times, landlords refuse to pay for repairs, and clients are stuck living in dilapidated apartments. In a
recent case, a simple disagreement with the property manager spiraled into a landlord-tenant lawsuit,
even though the alleged problems were caused not by the homebound tenant but by his guests. In these
situations, \ve trIy to help the senior keep his or her housing and make sure that the housing is in proper
There are parts of working with the elderly that are tough for Buchko.
"There have been a few clients who we've written wills for, especially the emergency clients, who
have died pretty shortly after \ve visited them," Buchko said. I7 also have one client who I've worked
with for the past year, and she's starting to degrade a little bit. It can be really hard to see someone that
you've grown to care about succumb to getting older."
Buchko also sees many people, even family members, trying to take advantage of the elderly.
I7t's pretty common," she said. "Some people do such horrible things. It's surprisingly common that
people prey on older members of their own family."
But overall, Buchko loves her job and ivould love to do similar work for the rest of her career.
I7t's wonderful. The sense of satisfaction is such a reward for the work," Buchko said. m

N\ORMA BRENNT\E HENNT\IN\G (JD 96), NTaples attorney and honorary consul
of the Federal Republic of Germany, was awarded the Cross of Honor of the
German Armed Forces in Silver during the celebration of the German N\ationall
Holiday at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. The Cross of Honor is a military
award reserved for outstanding service to the German armed forces. It is rarely
awarded to civilians. Henning received the award for her support of the
German Liaison Team to the International Coalition at the U.S. Central
Command in Tampa, Fla. Henning has served the Federal Republic of
Germany as its honorary consul in Florida since 2003.

Georgia Class of 2009. Lampley-Fortson
is an assistant chief counsel at the
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
in Atlanta, Ga. Prior to joining the
Department of Homeland Security, she
served as an assistant U.S. attorney in
the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern
District of Georgia for six years.

Nicole L. Goetz lectured in Miami and
Tampa in 2009 on the "Nuts and Bolts
of Equitable Distribution" at a course
sponsored by The Florida Bar Continuing
Legal Education Committee and the Young
Lawyers Division. She has been named
co-chair of the Equitable Distribution
Committee of the Family Law Section of
The Florida Bar for 2009-10, and received
a 2008-09 award of merit from The Florida
Bar Family Law Section recognizing her
leadership, commitment and labor.

Sherri L. Johnson was sworn in as
president of the Sarasota County Bar

Marilyn G. Moran, an employment and
labor attorney in the law firm of Baker
Hostetler in Orlando, Fla., has been
installed as the president of the Orlando
Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
for the 2009-2010 term. Moran's legal
expertise spans public and private sectors
and includes representation of employer
interests in employment litigation, with an
emphasis on discrimination, retaliation,
sexual harassment, and wage and hour

Harvey E. Over III, a partner at Shutts &
Bowen LLP West Palm Beach, Fla., has
received the 2009 Individual Distinguished
Service Award from the Florida Trust for
Historic Preservation. He was also elected
to a three-year term on the board of the
South Florida Science Museum.

David M. Seifer, a shareholder of
Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff
& Sitterson, PA, in Miami, Fla., has
been ranked in the 2009 edition of
the notable Chambers USA: America s
Leading Lawyers for Business and has
been awarded AV Peer Review Rating by

Chad Cronon is serving his second term
as president of the Orlando International
Fringe Theatre Festival, the largest non-

Aaron Behar has joined the Weiss Serota
Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske law firm
as partner in the Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., office.
He will also serve as the chair of the firm's
General Liability Group.

Francis Gibbs was promoted to chief of

stf pforFU.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV, R-Fort

Chuck Hobbs is representing Denello
Bradshaw, one of two young men accused
of murdering Rachel Hoffman, an FSU .
student who was allegedly murdered during
an undercover police sting gone bad.

John M. Howe, of the Law Offices of John
M. Howe, has been elected to a second two-
year term on the Palm Beach County Bar
Association board of directors and has been
named co-chair of the Palm Beach County
Bar Association Diversity Task Force.

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Cristina Alonso, as president of Florida Legal
Services, will serve on the board of The
Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide non-profit
organization that funds legal aid, as well as
programs to improve Florida's justice system
and encourage law students and young
lawyers to pursue public interest careers.

Brandon Biederman was recently featured
in the July 2009 edition of the Florida
HomeBuilder Magazine showcasing his
government affairs expertise in South Florida.
This magazine was distributed statewide
to more than 20,000 professionals in the
development community.

Roy J. Smith IV has been named a partner/
shareholder with Weiss Legal Group, PA,
in Maitland, Fla. He focuses on representing
victims of personal injury as well as
individuals in family law matters.

Carlos M. Rodriguez has joined MDW
Insurance Group of Coral Gables, Fla., as
senior vice president and head of business

Christopher Vasallo and Jeremy Sloane
announced the formation of Vasallo Sloane,
PL. Vasallo Sloane is a boutique law firm
with offices in Orlando and Miaml, Fla.,
and caters to clients in the areas of taxation,
estate planning, and corporate law.

Maggie Mooney-Portale, attorney at Lewis,
Longman & Walker, PA, has recently been
named one of Biz94 7 Magazine's "Top
25 People to Watch."

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Government Issues Committee for the
Young Professionals Group for Sarasota
Chamber of Commerce; and, she was
selected for the Leadership Sarasota class
of 2009-2010.

Ken H. Haney has been elected to
partnership in the Naples office of the firm
Quarles &~ Brady. Haney is a member of the
firm's product liability group. He principally
focuses his practice on the defense of
product liability claims, including personal
injury, for transportation companies and
manufacturers, construction equipment
manufacturers and industrial machine
manufacturers. Ken also has extensive
experience in the areas of construction
law and real estate litigation.

Stefan A. Rubin has joined Shutts &
Bowen as a partner in its Corporate
Practice Group in the firm's Orlando,
Fla., office. Rubin, formerly a partner
at Ruden McClosky in Orlando, will
continue his practice in general corporate
representation, securities, mergers
and acquisitions and debt and equity

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He is also president-elect of the
Central Florida Association of Criminal
Defense Lawyers and serves as chapter
representative to the Statewide Florida
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Melissa Gross-Arnold, shareholder
with Lewis, Longman & Walker, PA,
Jacksonville, Fla., participated in the
"Women in Executive Leadership Forum"
presented by the Jacksonville Community
Council Inc. on May 7. She was also
nominated to serve on the economic
development advisory board for the
Clay County Chamber of Commerce.
The three-year term appointment was
effective Oct. 1, 2009.

Amy Tuck Farrington of Dent & Johnson
in Sarasota, Fla., was recently appointed
to several committee and board positions.
These include serving as chair of the
Sarasota Bar Association Public Affairs
Committee; vice-chair of the Early
Learning Coalition of Sarasota; a board
member of the Glasser/Schoenbaum
Human Services Center; chair of the


William A. Stetson (LLMT) has joined
Gunster, Attorneys at Law, in the firm's West
Palm Beach, Fla., office as an associate.

Chad T. Brazzeal has joined Morgan &
Morgan, PA, in the firm's medical practice
office in Ft. Myers, Fla.

Daniel Weidenbruch, an associate at
Roetzel & Andress, in Naples, Fla., received
the U.S. Green Building Council LEED
Accredited Professional distinction.

Cathy Kamm has joined Shook, Hardy &
Bacon's Tampa, Fla., office as an associate in
the Product Liability Litigation Division.

Charles B. Jimerson o ened The Jimerson
Law Group, PA, a business law, creditors'
rights and construction litigation law
practice. The firm is based in Jacksonville,


.2a h~a A. Skop was appointed to the
Florida Public Service Commission by
Governor Charlie Crist for a four-year term
beginning January 2007. Skop currently
serves on the National Association
of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
Committee on Consumer Affairs and the
Committee on Energy Resources and the
Environment. Prior to his appointment,
Skop gained more than 13 years of
engineering, manufacturing, operations,
program management, and financial
management experience working for
Fortune 500 corporations.

Yelizaveta A. Batres has joined Katzman
Garfinkel Rosenbaum, in West Palm
Beach, Fla., as an associate in the
Community Association Law Litigation
team, specializing in commercial litigation.

Allison Lane has joined the law firm of
Balkan & Patterson, Boca Raton, Fla., as
an associate to represent personal injury
and auto accident clients in South Florida.

J. Rex Powell has joined the law office of
Burandt, Adamski, & Grossman LLP in Cape
Coral, Fla. Powell is a bar member of the
state of Florida and New Jersey. His areas
of prac aeatpee onal injury, fo ecl sure
litigation, general civil litigation, probate,
trusts, wills and estate planning.

Robert Anderson has joined the law firm
of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt,
PA, as associate in the firm's Fort Myers,
Fla., office.

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Reuben A. Doupe' attained board
certification in marital & family law
by The Florida Bar Board of Legal
Specialization and Education. He was
also elected president of the Young
Lawyers Section of the Collier County
Bar Association for 2009-2010.

Chris Hand co-authored America, The
Owner s Manual, with former U.S.
Senator and Florida Gov. Bob Graham.

nhuts B ns Lt gaaion Dpr ment
in West Palm Beach, Fla., was named
to the board of directors of the United
Way of Palm Beach County.

David Rothman was selected to serve
on the executive committee of The
Florida Bar for the 2009-2010 bar

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Graham Hill has joined Gunster, Attorneys
at Law in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Hill will be
working in the firm's tax practice.

Brent D. Kimball recently joined
Greenspoon Marder's Orlando, Fla., office
as an associate in the growing commercial
and civil litigation practice areas. He also
practices real estate law.

Nina Lacevic has been named an
associate at Macfarlane Ferguson &
Mc Mullen, Tampa, Fla.

Chris Leon has been welcomed as a new
associate by the Orlando, Fla., firm Hill,
Adams, Hall & Schieffelin, PA.

Crystal Espinosa Buit and Tim Haughee
have been welcomed as new associates by
the Orlando, Fla., firm Lowndes, Drosdick,
Doster, Kantor & Reed, PA.

Jennifer Edwards has been welcomed as
a new associate by the Orlando, Fla., firm
Hill, Adams, Hall and Schieffelin, PA.

Eric D. Nowak has joined the Tampa, Fla.,
law firm of de la Parte & Gilbert, PA. as an
associate attorney.

Katharine Walter Payne (LLMT) has
joined the firm Spilman Thomas & Battle,
PLLC, as an associate in the firm's
Charleston, W.Virg., office. Payne's primary
areas of practice are federal taxation,
estate planning and corporate law.

David N. Torre became a Leadership
in Energy & Environmental Design
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'100 Years of UF Law' homecoming

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SLaw held its Centennial
Celebration during the UF
UHomecoming Weekend, Oct.
16, in the Marcia Whitney Schott
Courtyard. More than 300 UF Law
alumni, faculty, staff and students ,
joined in the festivities, which
followed the Homecoming Parade.
Hills Barbecue served delicious
barbecue dinners, UF mascots Albert
& Alberta thrilled the crowd with
their special guest appearances,
and a "When Did You Become A
UF Lawyer?" video booth recorded
memories of those special moments
when alums became members of the
Gator Nation. To view the "When
Did you Become a UF Lawyer?"
videos, visit www.1aw.ufl.eduluflaw.


(Editor's note: The individuals below self-reported their selections to the following lists.)

Making the List

Best Lawyers in
America 2010
Ron A. Adams (JD 80)
Andrew Prince Brigham (JD 81)
Toby Prince Brigham (JD 59)
John M. Brumbaugh (JD 70)
Timothy A. Bush (LLMT 84)
Lauren N. Camp (JD 94)
Linda A. Conahan (JD 77)
David L. Cook (JD 77)
Ivan M. Diamond (JD 64)
Brenna Malouf Durden (JD 85)
Wayne E. Flowers (JD 75)
Jeffrey R. Garvin (JD 73)
Alan G. Greer (JD 69)
Thomas M. Gunderson (JD 87)
William Hennessey (JD 96)
Robert E. Holden (JD 78)
W.L. "Bud" Kirk (JD 68)
John Elliott Leighton (JD 85)
Ronald A. Levitt (LLMT 84)
Melinda Mathews (LLMT 81)
Denis H. Noah (JD 80)
Harvey E. Over Ill (JD 98)
H. William Perry (JD 86)
Gerald F. Richman (JD 64)
Gerald A. Rosenthal (JD 73)
David L. Roth (JD 68)
Michael D. Simon (JD 88)
Andrew H. Schuster (JD 74)
Gregg S. Truxton (JD 80)
Stephen G. Vogelsang (JD 87)
Stephen A. Walker (JD 74)
John "Jay" White Ill (JD 83)

South Florida Legal Guide
Top Lawyers
John Elliott Leighton (JD 85)

Florida Trend"Legal Elite" 2009
William A. Boyles (LLMT 78)
Daniel Gerber (JD 88)

Alan G. Greer (JD 69)
Nicole L. Goetz (JD 97)
Thomas Gunderson (JD 87)
Keersten Heskin Martinez (JD 95)
Ellen S. Morris (JD 89)
Stuart R. Morris (JD 89)
John Elliott Leighton (JD 85)
Steven A. Lessne (JD 96)
Denis Noah (JD 80)
Gerald F. Richman (JD 64)
John T. Rogerson Ill (JD 89)
Frederick S. Schrils (JD 86)
Steven Jon Solomon (JD 91)
Timothy W. Volpe (JD 82)
Leslie A. Wickes (JD 1992)
Richard M. Zabak (JD 78)
John IJay" White Ill (JD 83)

Florida Trend"Legal Elite
Up and Comers" 2009
Matthew Belcastro (JD 97)
Rueben A. Doupe' (JD 02)
Jason Peterson (JD 99)

2009 Florida Super Lawyers -
Rising Stars Edition
Trevor B. Arnold (JD 01)
Andre V. Bardos (LLMT 05)
Kimberley A. Belcastro (LLMT O6)
Benjamin B. Brown (JD 05)
T. Robert Bulloch (JD 02)
Christopher L. Carmody Jr. (JD 05)
V. Nicholas Dancaescu (JD 04)
Kenneth H. Haney (JD 99)
Eric Houck-Toll (LLMT 05)
Sherri L. Johnson (JD 97)
Steven A. Lessne (JD 96)
Kelly Lyon Davis (JD 06)
Brian K. Oblow (JD 99)
Beranton J. Whisenant Jr. (JD 04)

2009 Florida Super Lawyers
William H. Andrews (JD 72)
Kelley A. Bosecker (LLMT 84)
William A. Boyles (LLMT 78)
W. Michael Clifford (LLMT 85)
R. Scott Costantino (JD 88)
Phillip R. Finch (JD 71)
David Friedland (JD 88)
J. Charles Gray (JD 62)
Stephen B. Hatcher (LLMT 82)
Jack A. Kirschenbaum (JD 77)
Stephen L. Kussner (JD 83)
Kimberly Leach Johnson (JD 81)
John Elliott Leighton (JD 85)
Frederick W. Leonhardt (JD 74)
Kevin L. Lienard (JD 93)
Leslie J. Lott (JD 74)
Christopher B. Lunny (JD 94)
Tuwana J. McMillan (JD 87)
Terry A. Moore (JD 75)
Ellen S. Morris (JD 89)
Stuart R. Morris (JD 89)
Frank M. Petosa (JD 92)
Pamela 0. Price (JD 73)
John Potanovic (JD 88)
Paul S. Quinn Jr. (JD 87)
Ronald S. Reed (JD 73)
Richard M. Robinson (JD 66)
Gerald A. Rosenthal (JD 73)
J. Timothy Schulte (JD 88)
David L. Smith (JD 80)
Steven J. Solomon (JD 91)
Mark Stein (JD 89)
John K. Vreeland (JD 71)
Dennis J. Wall (JD 77)
Guy E. Whitesman (LLMT 85)
J. Mason Williams Ill (JD 81)
William E. Williams (JD 70)
Richard M. Zabak (JD 78)

2010 Alabama Super Lawyers
Robert T. Cunningham (JD 75)


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Despite a challenging 2008-09 fiscal term, the Law
Center Association is pleased to report significant
progress for UF Law during its centennial year. The
first floor of the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center
has been completed and the new facility hosted
arguments for the 1st District Court of Appeal on
Oct. 27 & 28, 2009. The new advocacy center is a
beautiful enhancement of the UF Law campus, and it
represents a cornerstone in the college's continuing
emphasis on trial and appellate practices and clinical
trial programs.
Another milestone for UF Law is the reduction
in class size, which began with the 2009 entering
class. Reducing the number of students admitted to
300 or so per entering class will positively impact
UF Law's academic quality, both in terms of student
scholarship and in greater and more personal faculty/
student interactions.
State funding for UF Law and all of higher
education in Florida continues to be a challenge.
Although President Machen and Dean Jerry have
been masterful in allocating resources to maintain
the quality of UF Law's faculty, curriculum and
facilities, inadequate state funding will continue to
be an obstacle to the college's ambition of becoming
one of the top five public law schools in the nation.
To help alleviate this funding shortfall, alumni
have responded during one of the most diffcult
economic downturns in 70 years. Our alumni
contributed more than $724,000 to the Levin
College of Law Annual Fund for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 2009. Furthermore, the Class of

2009 pledged nearly $119,000 to UF Law. The
generosity of these new graduates many of
whom don't have jobs and face great challenges to
secure jobs in the near future should compel us
all to consider how we can support the school we
love. Please do your best to support the college's
annual fund.
We ask our alumni and friends to also consider
other gift options that can be tailored to enhance
your own financial goals. For example, a bequest
under your estate plan whether it is a cash gift,
a specific asset, a percentage of your retirement
account or something similar can provide tax
benefits and cash payments to you right now while
contributing to meeting UF Law's long-term funding
needs. You may also consider an estate planning
gift that extends tax benefits to your heirs while
contributing toward UF Law's effort to become a
"top five" law school. If you have any questions or
would like to discuss gift options that complement
your financial plan, please contact me at (727) 461-
1818 or the development office at (352) 273-0640.
I am constantly thankful for the opportunities
UF Law provided me, and I hope that you feel the
same way. Please get involved with your law school
- we need you.

Chair, University of Florida
Law Center Association
Board of Trustees, 2007-2009

Bruce H. Bokor







Thanks to all who made contributions to the Levin
College of Law Annual Fund. Your annual fund
gifts have significantly enhanced the legal education
of UF Law students, provisioning the college with
critical discretionary resources used to send students
to conferences and competitions, fund law journals
and publications, provide scholarships and financial
aid, support student organizations and provide
unique enrichments to the legal education of future
law alumni.
These enhancements to legal education are
significant experiences for our students, and they
contribute to a quality education that continues to
give as these students enter the legal profession as
practicing attorneys. That's why your support of the
annual fund during the current economic situation
was so remarkable. While our annual fund total of
more than $724,000 was slightly less than last year's
record-breaking figure, it still represents the second
highest total of contributions to the annual fund ever
received. This is great news.
I am also very excited by the Class of 2009's
class gift of nearly $119,000. The message of giving
back to our law school one that alumni donors
help reinforce through support of and involvement
with the school is not lost on the college's
graduates, and this bodes well for the future of UF
Law. The rest of us, especially members of the Law
Alumni Council, need to step up and show the same
optimism about the future of UF Law as these new

UF Law needs you. No law school can
continue to improve in an era of dwindling
public support simply by raising tuition. Those
public law schools that are positioned, in terms
of quality and prestige, where we aspire to be
receive substantially more alumni support, in
addition to charging higher tuition, than UF
Law. We, who have benefitted from years of
low tuition, have received a fantastic return on
our investment in legal education and our giving
should be reflective of that.
The mission of your Law Alumni Council
is to broaden our base of alumni support through
appeals to classmates to make gifts to the college's
annual fund. There are many ways to participate,
including the Law Firm Giving Program or by
sponsoring a Book Award. I ask everyone who is
a current member, or would like to be, of the Law
Alumni Council to lead by example and make your
contribution to the UF Levin College of Law Annual
Fund this year.
I would also like to give special thanks to
Dean Jerry and his wonderful wife, Lisa, and the
great people at the Development &~ Alumni Affairs
Office at UF Law for their commitment to make the
University of Florida Levin College of Law the best
it can be.

President, University of Florida
Law Alumni Council, 2008-09

Gary Lee Printy



2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Fiscal Year


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many UF Law
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beginning, have
made contributions

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talent to bring us

here, full circle.

2007 1,439 8.21%
2008 1,315 7.5%
2009 1,066 5.99%
2008-09 Average Gift: $679.43


Endowment Income
Gifts to the law school's endowment are not
spent, but instead are carefully invested to
yield a dependable, stable source of income
in perpetuity. Approximately 4 percent of
earned interest from the market value of the
endowment fund balance was transferred
and spent for specific uses designated by
donors and by college administrators for
annual op ating and adm nistrativee cs.

percent is returned to the fund balance.) The
fund is managed by the University of Florida
Foundation Investment Company (UFICO),
which oversees investments and law school
endowment income.


Fund Balance

Annual Fund Contributions
Contributions received to non-endowed, non-building funds

Annual Fund Participation:








Fiscal Year


Founders Society gold

Charles W. & Betty Jo E. Abbott
Edith E. Holiday & Terrance B.
Stephen Presser & Diane Archer
Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund
John Bargas
The Robert S. & Mildred M. Baynard
John C. & Tifi Bierley
E. G. & Alfreda S. Boone
Lynn E. Burnsed
James D. & Suzanne W. Camp
Walter G. Campbell, Jr.
Carlton Fields
Warren M. & Dorothy C. Cason
Luther W. & Blanche Coggin
Coker, Schickel, Sorenson & Posgay
Howard C. Coker
Daniel J. Collin
Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
Marshall M. & Paula Rl Criser*
John H. & Mary Lou D. Dasburg
Lisa Levin Davidson Charitable Trust
Dean Mead
Jack C. Demetree
Casey Johnson & Debra L. Donner

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Jessie Ball duPont Fund

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The Florida Bar Foundation
Fonvielle, Lewis, Foote & Messer
Ellen B. Gelberg
W. C. Gentry Family Foundation
W. C. & Susan Gentry*
Gene K. & Elaine R. Glasser
Gray Robinson Law Firm
William V. & Eva Gruman
Andrew a.Hall & Gail S. Meyers
Inez A et
Justin Hillenbrand
Wayne & Patricia R. Hogan
Holland &dKnight Charitable

Holland& K gnht

Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen
& Ginsburg
Justice Story Book Exchange
Robert G. Kerrigan
Kerrigan, Estess, Rankin & McLeod
Gerald J. Klein
The Kresge Foundation
Lane, Trohn, Bertrand & Vreeland
Allen L. Poucher, Jr. & Diane Larson
Levin & Papantonio Family
The Lewis Schott Foundation
Stephen A. Lind
Lake H. Lytal, Jr.
John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur
MacFarlane, Ferguson & McMullen
Margaret MacLennan
Michael C. & Diane Maher
Martin Z. Margulies
McLin & Burnsed
John M. McNatt, Jr.
Robert G. & Joelen K. Merkel
Mershon, Sawyer, Johnston,
Dunwody & Cole
Montgomery Family Charitable
Morgan & Morgan
John B. & Ultima D. Morgan
Motley Rice
James Hl. Nance
National Center for Automated
Information Research
Jane B. Nelson
Brian M. & Joan B. O'Connell*
Benjamin F. Overton
Whit & Diane F. Palmer
Kitty & Philip B. Phillips
Betty K. Poucher
Justus W. & Phyllis C. Reid
Stephen H. & Elizabeth Rl Reynolds
Mikel M. & Linda L. Rollyson
William E. Rosenberg Foundation
Gerald A. & Ingrid M. Rosenthal
Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell
J. Quinton Rumph
Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik
John J. & Carol B. Schickel
Lewis M. Schott
T. Terrell & Neva S. Sessums

Members receive permanent
recognition in the annual report.

GOLD: Annual Gifts and five-
year pledges of $100,000 and up.
SILNER: Annual Gifts and five-
year pledges of $50,000-$99,999.

Members receive full President's
Council benefits and recognition,
invitations to special events, and
distinguished recognition
in the annual report.

BARRISTER: Gifts and five-year
pledges of $25,000-$49,999.
EARTNER: Gifts and five-year
pledges of $10,000-$24,999.
ASSOCIATE: Gifts and five-year
pledges of $5,000-$9,999.

Richard H. Simons Charitable Trust
W. Kelly & Ruth S. Smith
Gerald & Phyllis C. Sohn
Steel, Hector & Davis
Stein-Gelberg Foundation
Sidney A. & Annette Stubbs
Glenn W. Sturm
Carl S. Swisher Foundation
James S. & Sharon L. Theriac
Robert L. & Doris M. Trohn*
United Way of Miami-Dade
Upchurch Watson White & Max
Mediation Group
Philip E. & Valerie B. Von Burg
Jeffrey W. & Susan Rl Warren
Michael A. & Betty M. Wolf
Samuel J. & Evelyn Wood Foundation
Frank Wotitzky
Evan J. & Arlene S. Yegelwel
C. Steven Yerrid
Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe

The 1909 Society
commemorates the founding
year of the law school and
honors individuals who
support the law school's annual
fund program. See page 64 for
more details. Annual fund gifts
(contributions designated to
non-endowed, non-building
funds) of $2,000-$4,999. All
current members of the 1909
Society are designated in this
report by an asterisk (*).

Annual gifts of $1,000-$4,999
Members receive special
recognition in the annual report.

Annual gifts of $100-$999.
Donors are recognized in the
annual report.

Founders Society silver

C. Wayne & Kethryn Alford
Allen, Norton & Blue
C. DuBose & Sallie M. Ausley
David S. & Myrna L. Band
Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long &
Suzanne C. Bass Trust
Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans &
Benedict A. Silverman &
Jayne E. Bentzen
Bruce H. & Joanne K. Bokor
Caol M. Brewer
Broad & Cassel
Bush Ross
James D. Camp Ill Trust
William M. Camp Trust
Hugh F. Culverhouse
Cynthia G. Edelman Family Foundation
Meredyth Anne Dasburg Foundation


George H. DeCarion
Dunwody, White & Landon
Philip I. & Barbara L. Emmer
Robert M. Ervin*
Ladd H. & Renee M. Fassett*
Henry A. Finkelstein Memorial
Fisher & Phillips
The Florida Bar Tax Section
Michael K. & Jacqueline Friel
Ruth Goodmark
K. Lawrence & Maureen G. Gragg
Marie C. Hansen Trust
Stumpy & Dorothy L. Harris*
James A. Hauser
Frederick A. Hazouri & Barbara J. Pariente
Corinne C. Hodak
Wayne & Patricia Hogan Family Foundation
E. C. Deeno & Patricia G. Kitchen
Edward F.& Louise Rl Koren
Krome Realty
Lawrence A. Lakken
Kevin A. & Jeannette Malone
Dorothy S. McCurry Trust
Gene Moore Ill
Jon C. & Jean M. Mayle
Mark A. & Debra G. Nouss
Lindy L. Paull
F. Wallace & Christine R. Pope
James G. & Kathryn S. Pressly
Mark J. & Mary F. Proctor

R Ricca & R IInaA. Richardson
Richman Greer
Richard M. & Gail M. Robinson
Buddy & Mary Lou Schulz
Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley
Ernest A. & Norma M. Sellers
Shutts & Bowen
Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff
& Sitterson
Richard B. Stephens, Jr.
Terrell Hogan
John Thatcher
United States Sugar Corporation
A. Ward & Ruth S. Wagner
Charles T. & Linda F. Wells
Scott L. & Lynda J. Whitaker
White & Case
J. J. & Susan L. Wicker

Winderweedle, Haines, Ward &
Susan Winn
Yegelwel Family Foundation
Yerrid Foundation


Stephen N. Zack & Marguerite Atkins
Mark 0. Bagnall & Maria 1. Urbina-Bagnall
S. C. Battaglia Family Foundation
Robert S. Bolt
Alan B. & Lauren K. Cohn
John N. & Ruth T. Giordano
Goldstein Law Group
Frank S. Goldstein
John H. Haswell
ri H LViecri cantor

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed
Erick S. & Nancy B. Magno
Brian J. & Georgia McDonough
Cynthia F. O'Connell
A. Brian Phillips
Adelaide A. Sink & William H. McBride, Jr.
Hans G. & Deborah M. Tanzler


Thomas C. & Elisa V. Allison
J. Carter & Dana D. Andersen*
Da Ie H. & oanneRF.Amrnson*

Ausley & McMullen
Mark A. & Lee V. Avera*
Philip B. Barr, Jr. & Barbara L. Barr
Bilzin Sumberg
Bill Bone*
Bovay & Cook
Jeffrey Rl & Jan M. Brock*
Casey Ciklin Lubitz Martens & O'Connell
Timothy M. & Jayne Cerio*
Mark &Andrea H. Citrin
C. Randolph & Cheryl Coleman
R. Scott & K(elly J. Collins
Community Foundation of Central Florida
Anne C. Conway*
Bruce & Virginia M. Culpepper
Brad & Monica B. Culpepper
Brian T. Degnan*


Be iig a IleW era Of growth

IFF Law alumni and friends stepped up to

Sthe plate in 2001 to raise money to fund

the college's most ambitious expansion in two

decades. Spurred by an American Bar Association

site accreditation visit that identified facilities at UF

Law as inadequate, the expansion would target new

library and classroom space.

With the tireless efforts of the college's Law

Center Association Board of Trustees, UF Law

embarked on a fundraising effort to raise $5

million by a deadline of Jan. 2, 2002. Thanks to the

generosity of alumni and friends, an astounding

$6.3 million was raised. With that sum, state

matching funds and $10 million contributed by the

University of Florida, UF law began the three-year,

$25 million effort to expand and enhance its campus

through new construction and renovation.

NOTE: The names in the Honor Roll listing followed by an
asterik (*) are members of the 1909 Society.


Harris, Harris, Bauerle & Sharma
Yolanda C. Jackson
Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel
& Burns
Randy Meg Kammer
Russell H. & Karen H. Kasper
Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin
T. Komosa Linklaters & Partners
Peter M. MacNamara &

McKe~e/C awf rd Foudation
George I. Miley
Daniel F. Molony

Daamr I BW. Dbra J. Payne

Mark & K th enTB Pe rs
Matthew N. & Suzanne S. Posgay
Pamela o. & Chad T. Price
Purcell, Flanagan & Hay
Albert D. Quentel
Benjamine Reid
John T. & Leah A. Rogerson
Juliet M. & Derick J. Roulhac
Albert A. & Carolyn E. Sanchez
Mark & Shari L. Somerstein
Andrew K. & Marie S. Strimaitis
Jeanne T. & Mark T. Tate, Jr.
Tescher & Spallina
Donald R. & Suann L. Teacher
Timothy W. & Roslyn B. Volpe*
John K. & Marie L. Vreeland
Jack A. & Jordana S. Weiss
Leighton D. & Phyllis H. Yates

TruSler Society

Herbert L. Allen
W. George & Enid Allen
June F. Allen*
Barry B. & Elaine K. Ansbacher
Ronald J. Antonin
Richard C. & Robin G. Ausness
Nancy T. & Fletcher N. Baldwin, Jr.
James B. & Caroline V. Barnes
Charles H. & Molly Baumberger
W. O. Birchfield & Dana L. Ferrell*
Boone, Boone, Boone, Koda & Frook
Jeffery A. & Shirley L. Boone*
William A. & Laura M. Boyles

C. Frederick & Aase B. Thompson
John W. & Mona Rl Campbell*
Robert J. & Kathryn A. Carr*
Christopher M. Chestnut
Brad & Jo Ellen W. Christy
Allan Rl & Betsy F. Clark
Mercer K. & Mary F. Clarke
Martha L. Cochran

Ss e. Conok & ar N S. Fine*

Bonnie C. Daboll
Barry R. & Paula M. Davidson

Tadr& Jeri& Sly K. Dawson*

r nehD n.&Mary B. Ellis
Fee Foundation
Feldman Gale
Jeffrey D. Feldman
William H. Ferguson*
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Tony M. Fineman
James C. & Mary K. Fleming*
James R. & Sharon D. Franklin
The Freedom Forum
Frank D. Upchurch III &
Katherine Gaertner-Jones
James A. & Stacy S. Gale
Stephen D. Gardner & Mary F. Voce
Peter J. Genz*
Charles K. George
Ellen R. & Jim Gershow
Linda R. Getzen
J. Charles & Saundra H. Gray
Stephen H. & Fay F. Grimes
William E. & Sylvia C. Hahn
Daniel B. & Kathy E. Harrell
Christy F.& Martha C. Harris
Scott G. & Lisa V. Hawkins*
Jeffrey M. & Joan M. Hazen
B. Douglas Hind-Marsh
Lynn J. & Evelyn R. Hinson
Hopping, Green & Sams
Elizabeth A. Jenkins &
Charles E. Hudson*
E. L. Roy Hunt*
Thomas R. & Elizabeth M. Hurst*
Gary W. & Mary E. Huston
The Jelks Family Foundation

Lauren Y. Detzel
Mark Rl & Beverly J. Dikeman
Mayanne Downs
Thomas L. & Christine F. Edwards*
Peter T. & Pat Fay
Ronald L. & Marcia C. Fick
Foley & Lardner
Patrick E. & Barbara H.EGe~rag ty*

Robert E. Glennon, Jr.*
Richard C. & Marjory E. Grant
Sandr i& Leo G.d kiden

Harris, Gulidi, Rosner, Dunlap &

Bruce M. & Medea D. Harris*
Brett T. & Rhonda K. Hendee*
Hicks & Kneale
Mark & Ann Hicks
Hill, Ward &Henderson
Bill & Angela A. Hoppe*
Mark L. & Susan J. Horwitz
Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar
Richard A. & Lisa G. Jacobson*
R. Timothy & Stephanie A. Jansen
Kenneth R. & Kimberly L. Johnson*
Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs*
Becky Powhatan Kelley*
Peter T. & Karla Dann Kirkwood
K. Judith Lane*
Paul R. Linder
Michael J. McNerney
Milton, Leach, Whitman, D'Andrea &
Michael D. & Mary Rl Minton
Louis & Janet M. Nostro
James F.& Dianne S. Page
Pressly & Pressly
David S. & Mary Pressly
J. Grier & Kristen Pressly Ill
Gary L. & Suzanne G. Printy*
Jorge F. Ramirez Tubilla
John W. & Katherine A. Randolph
John M. & Jennifer G. Rawicz
Oscar A. Sanchez &
Lida R. Rodriguez-Taseff
Randolph J. & Sue N. Rush

Gerald D. & Joanne W. Schackow*
John J. & Lynn G. Scroggin
David M. & Rachel K. Seifer
Lawrence E. & Cathy M. Sellers*
Scott D. & Regina Rl Sheftall
W. Crit & Dee Ann Smith*
Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Prosser

Mho as, LoCicero, &MBr lwma*

James E. & Lori G. Thomison*
Rick & Aase B. Thompson

Wila .& Sathen k Weber*
K. Tayo rW ie


T. W. & Margrette Rl Ackert
Akerman Senterfitt
Cory L. Andrews
Kendall & Joni Armstrong Coffey
Baker & Hostetler
R. Vinson & Carlene A. Barrett
Bernie A. Barton, Jr.
Boyer, Dolasinski, Miller & Martin
Maria C. Carantzas
Joe T. & Joan B. Caruso
Cobb Family Foundation
Gary J. Cohen
Richard Rl Cole
R. Scott & Monica 0. Costantino
Sally H. Foote & Forrest S. Crawford
Raul A. & Mary L. Cuervo
Philip A. & Phyllis S. DeLaney
Nathaniel L. & Debra L. Doliner
Michael T. & Paula S. Fay
Frank H. & Levan N. Fee
Frank G. Finkbeiner
Paul D. Fitzpatrick &
Mary J. Buckingham
Donald J. & Paula M. Forman
John C. Fossum
Cheryl L. & Scott E. Gordon
Alan G. Greer & Patricia Seitz
Gruman Lawyers of Tampa
Eric Stanley Gruman
Perry G. Gruman


Allen N. Jelks, Jr.
Robert H. & Lisa N. Jerry*
Cristin C. & Michael Rl Keane
Lawrence & Lynn M. Keefe*
Kimberly R. Keravouri
Malcolm R. & Jane Kirschenbaum
Glade Knight
Donald S. & Marilynn Kohla*
Lake-Sumter American Inn of Court
Charles W. Lammers
Eric L. & Jodie A. Leach*
lan R. & Robin L. Leavengood*
Frederick W. & Victoria C. Leonhardt
Lewis, Longman & Walker
Laird A. Lile
Donna L. Longhouse
Helen W. & William J. McAfee
Kirk D. & Linzi A. McConnell
Joseph C. Mellichamp III &
Barbara J. Staros*
Bonnie B. & Dixon Merkt
Jon L. & Beth B. Mills*
James S. & Kelli 0. Moody
Julie A. Moxley
Peter Rl & Christina S. Murnaghan*
James B. & Jingli C. O'Neal
Eduardo Palmer*
Julie M. & Robert Parrish
Rahul & Swati R. Patel*
J. Carter Perkins, Sr. &
Barbara K. Perkins*
Raymond James & Associates
Harley E. & Posey C. Riedel
Samuel & Rose Riemer Private
Jesse W. & Margo S. Rigby
Steven E. Roberts*
Stephen F. & Karen Rossman
David C. & Ronna G. Sasser*
Johnson S. & Mary Savary
Linda L. & Lewis E. Shelley
John W. & Eleanor W. Sheppard
Stephanie H. Smith
Henry T. & Sheila G. Sorensen
Jo 0. & Clarence L. Thacker
M. Stephen Turner
David H. Vickrey*
Vogel Law Office
Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes, Rogerson & Wachs
Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Gregory S. & Bettina W. Weiss
Samuel G. Wells
Denise L. & Beranton J. Whisenant
Guy E. Whitesman
Patricia A. & Charles H. Willing, Jr.
Marc A. & Jennifer Wites
Kristeen R. & Dale S. Witt
James E. & Vanda L. Yonge*
George C. & Iris J. Young
William Zedwadski

Enrichment Society

Barry A. Abbott
Jeffrey W. & Amanda M. Abraham
William R. Abrams &
Susan G. Goffman
Luis A. & Sallie B. Abreu
Howard M. Rosenblatt &
Eve D. Ackerman
Steven J. Adamczyk
Glenn A. & Stacey Y. Adams
Henry L. Adams
Nathan R. & MaryBeth L. Adams
Louie N. & Mary S. Adcock
Matthew J. & Rebecca M. Ahearn
David J. & Jerrie L. Akins
Genevieve Alexander
Larry B. & Susan M. Alexander
Steffan K. Alexander
A. Graham & Marjorie C. Allen
Pedro M. Allende
Linda A. Alley
James W. & Anne W. Almand
lan M. Alperstein & Lauren M. Marks
David Alschuler
Drew M. & Miriam R. Altman
Chintan K. Amin & Anjula Singh
Bruce R. & Donna K. Anderson
Tracey A. & Sue A. Anderson
Mary Jane Angelo & Robert R. Pedlow
Richard I. Ansbacher
Robert W. & Donna S. Anthony
Kristina L. Arnsdorff
Justin R. & Elizabeth M. Arrendale
Steven D. & Cheri V. Atkinson
F. Eugene Atwood & Dabney D. Ware
Scott E. & Janet D. Atwood
Alton D. & Kelly S. Bain
Benjamin & Tonya H. Bain-Creed

Fred R. Baisden, Jr.
Peter & Elizabeth A. Baker
James H. Baker
Haywood M. & Anne T. Ball
Dane A. & Jennifer Baltich
Gregory S. Band
Michael R. & Marice C. Band
James M. Bandoblu, Jr.
David C. & Janet W. Banker
Bruce A. & Tracy L. Barnard
Douglas J. & Macqueline M. Barrett
Brad F. Barrios
Douglas D. & Julia B. Batchelor
Joni L. Batie-McGrew & Bruce McGrew
Scott R. & Dana Bauries
Ryan E. Baya
Joshua L. & Sara S. Becker
Frank M. & Ashley Bedell
Joan F. & Dennis J. Beer
Steven L. & Vivian H. Belley
Joanne H. Benedict
Nicholas A. Beninate II
David L. & Angela F. Benjamin
Shari D. & Anis Ben-Moussa
W. Lee &Amanda Rl Bennett
Susan F. & Stephen A. Bennett
Nathan D. & Kelli Bentley
Jeffrey B. & Sandra Berg
Bernardo Lopez & Janice L. Bergmann
Jeffrey F. & Maria Berin
Bill Berke
Christopher D. & Patricia Bernard
Paul B. Bernstein
Brian M. & Lois M.C. Bez
Cecilia M. Bidwell
Brandon C. & Rachel E. Biederman
David L. Bilsker
Thomas E. & Elizabeth E. Bishop
Matthew B. & Janelle Bishop
W. Michael & Emily S. Black
Susan H. & Louis E. Black Ill
Phillip D. & Vilma Rl Blackman
Edward Rl Blaisdell
R. Mason & Amelia S. Blake
Byron B. & Pamela Block
Darryl M. & Mary Bloodworth
Blue Falcon Marketing
D. Fernando Bobadilla

Raymond 0. & Heather Bodiford
Brian K. & Amy N. Bokor
Alan C. Bomstein
Kim Boras
Bradley T. & Samantha L. Borden
Terri M. & Charles W. Bowles
Scott A. Bowman &
Meghann Hoskinson Bowman
Christopher W. & Kristine M. Boyett
Robert J. & Alice H. Boylston
Stephen J. & Sharon J. Bozarth
Alison C. & Patrick A. Brackins
Jonathan T. Brand
Steven L. & Carole C. Brannock
Ivan A. Morales & Andrea Brant
David A. & Kimberly T. Brennen
Matthew C. & Catherine D. Brewer
K. Clayton & Sarah M. Bricklemyer
Jeffrey H. & Susan Brickman
Scott E. & Katharina G. Brient
Thomas Rl & Kate L. Briggmann
Todd C. Brister
Broad & Cassel
Danaya C. Wright &
Kendal Broad-Wright
W. Bard & Kathryn W. Brockman
Theotis & Jeanelle G. Bronson
Richard J. & JoAnn M. Brooderson
John Rl & Ann S. Brumbaugh
John M. & Caroline Rl Brumbaugh
Robert M. & Kimberly S. Brush
Wayne Rl & Jennie B. Bryan
Patrick M. Bryan
Mark Rl & Courtney R. Buell
AnneMarie H. Bui & John R. Tedford
Dean B. & Martha W. Bunch
Brian D. Burgeon
Faye A. Burner
Nicholas D. Burnett
David D. & Jamey B. Burns
John B. Burns
Richard D. Fultz &
Patricia L. Burquest-Fultz
G. Brian & Mary C. Butler
Patricia G. & James F. Butler Ill
Byrd Law Firm
Emily R. Cacioppo
David K. & Donna J. Cahoone*
Roy W. & Marion A. Caldwell


THE 1909 SOCIETY commemorates the founding year
and centennial of the University of Florida law school, while
recognizing alumni and friends who sustain and advance the
college with gifts to the annual fund in the amount of $2,000 -
$4,999 during a single fiscal year. Support at this level improves
the quality and innovation of programs for students, student
organizations, teaching and research, academic programs and
services, and outreach efforts. Gifts to the annual fund include
those designated to non-endowed, non-building funds.


Dennis A. & Peggy M. Calfee
Jane D. Callahan
Jessica M. Callow
Concetta & Fabian A. Camacho
Andrea K. Campbell
L. Kinder & Barbara S. Cannon
Robert A. Caplen
Christopher L. & Lauren F. Carmody
Michael Rl Carolan
Darrell F. & Rita Rl Carpenter
Steven W. Carta
Casey M. & Kelli A. Cavanaugh
David M. & Sandra G. Cayce
Marc D. & Tracy D. Chapman
Misty M. Chaves-Taylor &
Rick R. Chaves
Leon B. & Barbara Cheek
Cherry, Edgar & Smith
Richard G. Cherry
Elias N. & Carla T. Chatas
Amanda M. Christie
Russell Rl Chubb
Ramsey S. & Jennifer M. Clark
Reed R. Clary IV
Dana M. Gallup & Amy E.
Ryan S. Cobbs
Bart L. Cohen &
Hazel Blockman-Cohen
Harry S. Colburn, Jr.
Steven R. & Rebecca F. Cole
Jonathan S. Coleman
Esther T. Colliflower
John J. Collins, Jr. & Lynn M. Collins
Paul S. Rothstein & Suzy Colvin
Comcast Corporation
Andrew R. Comiter
Charles E. Commander
Kraig A. & Heather L. Conn
William T. & Meegan L. Cook
Charles L. Cooper, Jr. & Greta Cooper
Derek S. Cooper
Jose A. Gonzalez, Jr. &
Mary S. Copeland
Ryan M. & Arianne M. Corbett
Stephen L. & Debra M. Cordell
Sarah Cortyriend
Derrick E. & Stacey D. Cox

Frederick C. Craig, Jr.
Evans & Sara T. Crary
Robert D. & Amy K. Critton
Jerry B. Crockett
Mary C. Crotty &
Daniel S. Livingstone
Elizabeth M. Crowder
Diane M. Cuddihy & Mark L. Gaeta
Paul M. & Jolie M. Cummings
Deborah E. Cupples
Gerald B. & Lane F. Curington
Barry A. & Marilyn Currier
Joshua D. Curry
Mark H. & Kimberly C. Dahlmeier
Stephen E. & Barbara C. Dalton
Christopher R. D'Amico
James N. & Linnea J. Daniel
Alan H. & Leslie E. Daniels
Terrence T. & Jeanne E. Dariotis
Ronald A. & Dana C. David
Kelly L. & Aaron M. Davis
Cary B. & Kelly F. Davis
C. LeAnn Davis
Robin K. & Jeffrey D. Davis
Scott C. & Jennifer C. Davis
Denis M. De Vlaming
H. Edward & Sarah T. Dean
Theodore A. Deckert
Blake J. & Jennifer M. Delaney
V. Robert Denham, Jr.
Christopher A. Detzel
Alexander D. DeVitis
Juan M. Diaz
Nelson D. Diaz
Derek J. Dilberian
Russell W.& Janice M. Divine
David L. & Caroline H. Dixon
Burns A. Dobbins IV
Sally A. Dorn
Michael S. Dorris &
Carrie R. McDonald
William J. & Marsha Dorsey
Charles T. Douglas, Jr.
W. Dexter & Terese V. Douglass
Michelle R. & Kenneth J. Drab, Jr
James O. & Lila S. Driscoll
Tammi J. Driver

Rosanne M. Duane
Aubrey Harry Ducker, Jr. &
Laurie K. Weatherford
Dayna G. & David D. Duncan
Martha G. Duncan
Scott W. & Melissa D. Dunlap
Thomas C. & Victoria K. Dunn
Michael G. & Zana H. Dupee
Brenna M. & Stephen M. Durden
Ronald G. & Mary A. Duryea
Robert V. & Winfield R. Duss
Harolyn H. & Amitava K. Dutt
Donald A. & Gene S. Dvornik
Lisa M. Easier & Alastair Baillie
Daniel D. & Virginia A. Eckert
Charles F.& Allison C. Edwards
Gregory L. & Donna H. Edwards
Charles H. & Karen C. Egerton
Elizabeth A. Amond
Santiago Eljaiek III
Julie H. & George B. Ellis
Megan J. & James E. Ellis II
Steven & Stacey Rl Ellison
Michael D. Eriksen
Robert T. & Jodi Ervin
Lisa A. Esposito &
Scott B. Strange
David H. & Kathryn E. Evaul
Jordan C. Evert
Jennifer M. Faggion
Alfred M. & Eleanor A. Falk
John M. Farrell
Brandon Rl & Melissa R. Faulkner
Andrew J. & Melinda W. Fawbush
Patricia Combs Fawsett &
Neil Oehlstrom
Christopher M. & Carol D. Fear
Leonard V. Feigel
Dyanne Feinberg & Tim D. Henkel
Eric B. Feldman

Joel R. Feldman &
Allison D. Skatoff-Feldman
Brian J. & Stacy B. Fender
Loren W. & Lauren K. Fender
Meredith T. Fensom
Luis C. & Anna C. Fernandez
Eduardo J. Fernandez
Gregg H. & Jessica Fierman
Richard J. & Deborah Fildes
Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson,
Tally & Dunlap
Brian T. & Ariadne M. Fitzgerald
Shawn M. & Kathryn D. Flanagan
George R. Flowers
Stephen E. Fogel
Matthew & Elana B. Fornaro
James W. & Lisa M. Forsyth
W. Ray &Jacquelyn Fortner
Jacqueline & Christopher Fountas
Larry C. & Clara M. Frarey
Michael K. Freedman
Nancy S. Freeman &
W. John McHale Ill
Shelly R. & Gary Fuller
Peter V. Fullerton
Jessica C. Furst
Jessica D. Gabel
Charles M. & Lydia M. Gadd
Robert Rl Gaines
Betsy Ellwanger Gallagher
Laura A. & Matthew D. Gardner
John A. & Sarah M. Garner
Christopher M. Garrett
David L. & Christine L. Gay
James L. & Emily Rl George
Jonathan D. & Tracy L. Gerber
Alan M. Gerlach, Jr.
Karen G. & Mark H. Getelman
Robert C. Gibbons
James H. & Virginia Gilbert



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Jaime R. & Gregory T. Girgenti
Ashley N. Girolamo
Evan S. & Hilary Glasser
Daniel J. Glassman
Paul M. & Karen Rl Glenn
Mandell & Joyce K. Glicksberg
Nicole L. & Matthew J. Goetz
Alan S. & Susan F. Gold
Stewart F. Gold
Evelyn D. Golden
Robert I. & Barbara C. Goldfarb
Levi Y. Goldman
Mildred Gomez
David Gonzalez &
Maria C. Priovolos-Gonzalez
Freddie L. Goode
Robert F. & Karen Goodrich
Jonathan C. Gordon
Jonathan C. & Mary S. Gordon
Bradley R. & Vanessa R. Gould
Matthew L. Grabinski
Dara S. Green
E. John & Yali C. Gregory
Linda S. Griffin & Robert D. Keliher, Sr.
Courtney K. & Laurence S. Grimm
Bradley C. & Candace Gmossenburg
A. Felipe Guerrem
Jimmy R. Gustner
Bryan J. & Amanda A. Haagenson
Jack 0. & Mary 0. Hackett
Gregory S. & Gina M. Hagopian
John E. & Shirley W. Hale
Adam S. Hall
Donald J. & Nancy Y. Hall
John F. & Nancy Rl Halula
Marlene Hammock
James L. & Lenore R. Hanapel
Christopher J. Hand
Linda C. Hankins
Larry D. & Sharon Hardaway
Michael V. & Holly L. Hargett
Whitney C. & Gregory C. Harper
Gregory C. & Stephanie S. Harrell
Phyllis Rl Harris
S. Katherine & John Harrison
Cecile B. Hartigan
Kelli K. & Robert A. Hastings
Todd A. & Mary L. Hauss
Cynthia A. Hawkins
Diana L. & Clinton M. Hayes

Michael Rl Haymans
Christopher C. & Sally H. Hazelip
Maureen M. & James Hazen
Kenneth Rl Hazouri
William J. & Sara E. Hazzard
Robert J. & Elizabeth M. Head
William J. Healy & Norma Stanley
Lauren C. Heatwole
Robert A. & Elizabeth J. Heekin
Robert A. & Mary L. Heekin
Anthony H. Pelle & Melanie S. Helfman
Jeanette K. Helfrich
Jennifer C. Hepler
Todd E. Herberghs
Eugenio Hernandez
Hesch & Talisman
Michael A. Hersh
Richard H. & Jane G. Hiers
Clifford C. Higby
James C. & Mary B. Hill
Kenneth B. Nunn &
Patricia E. Hilliard-Nunn
William T. & Peggy J. Hodges
Craig Rl Hoffman
J. Bruce & Marion S. Hoffmann
Cynthia A. Holloway & C. Todd Alley
Michael J. Hooi
John D. Hooker II
James C. & Suzanne N. Hoover
Stuart N. Hopen
Edwin F. & Janice G. Hornbrook
Richard E. Hornsby
Samuel J. Homovitz
Steve C. & Maxine S. Homowitz
Jane A. Houk
Louis F. Hubener Ill
Norman L. & Miriam B. Hull
L. E. & Kathleen Hutton
Margaret D. Mathews &
Scott C. Ilgenfritz
Intel Corporation
Jemold H. & Tanya Israel
Ivan D. Ivanov
Paul R. & Charlotte Jackson
Raymond A. Jackson
Kenneth B. & Allison B. Jacobs
Talibah A. Jaffree
Kevin E. & Martha A. Jakab
Marybeth McDonald & Eric W. Jarvis

Mark Laguna, Jr.
Gary E. Lakritz
Roger C. & Ellen J. Lambert
William R. Lane, Jr. & Sylvia H. Lane
Joseph H. & Annette M. Lang
Steve & Penny Langston
Joanna B. Lardin
William W. Large
Roger A. & Melinda K. Larson
Roy H. & Elizabeth M. Lasris
Law Offices of Hollander & Hanuka
Martin E. Leach
Lara Osofsky/ Leader& Michael D. Leader
Tobi B. Lebowitz
Steven C. & Ann Lee
Serena B. Lee
Gregory M. Lefkowitz &
Elizabeth M. Perez-Lefkowitz
Gretchen M. Lehman
Alexandra N. Lehson
Leonidas & Robin C. Lemonidis
Ross T. & Silvana Lessack
Carrie B. Lesser
Gary B. & Joeanne E. Leuchtman
Chauncey W. & Martha Z. Lever
Robert E. & Kathryn E. Lewis
Mark F. & Rochelle N. Lewis
Rutledge R. & Noel D. Liles
Scott R. & Holly S. Lilly
Mark K. & Sherri K. Lindenberg
Robert R. & Cheryl K. Lindgren
William J. Lindsay, Jr.
William V. & Shirley F. Linne
Michael G. & Analisa Little
Alex D. & Elva A. Littlefield
James J. Long
Lamont C. & Leslie E. Loo
Stephen R. & Paige B. Looney
Ryan A. Lopez
Leslie J. Lott & Michael T. Moore
Wm. Bruce & Molly 0. Louden
Kimberly E. Low
Carol S. & James A. Lowe Ill
Elliott H. & Leanore Lucas
Beth Ludwick
Jerry N. & Diane R. Lukin
Jacquelyn Rl Lumpkin Wooden
Donald J. & Helen M. Lunny
Donald A. & Linda S. Lykkebak

Adria M. & Matthew S. Jensen
Kevin M. Jinks
Clarence T. & Shirley T. Johnson
C. Suzanne Johnson
Elizabeth Rl Johnson
Richard A. Johnston, Jr.
Jason Z. & Stacey B. Jones
John A. & Margarette L. Jones
Peter C. Jones
Brian B. & Lisa M. Joslyn
Matthew Rl & Cristin H. Julian
Sandra C. & K. Wayne Kahle
Murray & Fredda Kanetsky
Matthew A. Karp
Neisen 0. & Ana R. Kasdin
Bruce E. & Patricia A. Kasold
Sanford N. & Joan R. Katz
Megan A. Kelly
K~arin I. & Christopher M. Kennedy
Scott J. & Leah B. Kennelly
Thomas F. &Sheri L. Kerney
Lawrence J. Kerr
Carolyn M. & Jesse B. Kershner
Mark S. & Laurette S. Kessler
Colleen M. & Doug Kettles
Laila Khoury
Nicole C. Kibert
Robert A. & Emilie H. Kimbrough
William A. King & Frances Spinale
Marvin A. & Rhona L. Kirsner
John A. Kirst, Jr.
K~athleen L. Klein
James R. & Shelia S. Klindt
Robert M. & Olga E. Kline
Mark W. Klingensmith &
Wendy H. Werb
David T. & Carla C. Knight
Brian H. Koch
Adam J. & Stacey S. Kohl
Eric S. Kolar
Russell Koonin
K~atherine M. Koops
Paul M. & Judith M. Korchin
Daniel R. & Kimberly E. Koslosky
Ryan M. Kroll
Theodore S. & Jennifer L. Kypreos
Lynette Silon-Laguna &



Matthew R. & Julie H. O'Kane
John C. & Elizabeth L. Oliver
Keith M. Olivia
L. Delane & Kent L. Olson
Lisa 0. O'Neill & James M. Walker
Herman & Nancy A. Osofsky
Tanja Ostapoff & Kenneth J. Selvig
Neil M. & Janet R. O'Toole
Elizabeth Outler
Daniel R. Owen
Glenn R. Padgett
Page Mediation
Frederick D. & Lisa M. Page
William Hl. & Judith W. Page
James R. & Carie M. Paine
Taylor C. & Misty R. Pancake
Robert E. & Jeanne Panoff
William A. Parady & Salome J. Zikakis
Jennifer M. & Charles H. Parker
Dale L. & Erin F. Parker
Joseph C. & Tara W. Parker
Thomas M. Parker
Stewart E. Parsons
Beverly S. & Gregory C. Pascoe
Ami R. Patel & Nagendra Setty
Neil Patel
Lindsay M. Patrick
Ben Patterson
B. Darin Patton
Kathleen M. & Darwin R. Paustian
Frank A. & Joanne C. Pavese
Andrew M. Pelino
Gera R. Peoples
Patricia A. Petruff
Edward Rl & Carole E. Phillips
Jerrold K. Phillips
T. Clay Phillips & Andrea E. Zelman
Robert A. & Caryl G. Pierce
Francis E. & Rebecca A. Pierce
Robert J. & Julie W. Pile
Charles Rl & Judith H. Pillans
James A. Pilon
Michael A. & June T. Piscitelli
Dean R. & Lise C. Plattner
Beverly A. Pohl
Anita J. Ponder
Nicholas A. & Patricia S. Pope
Robert V. & Beth Z. Potter
Stephen J. & Barbara G. Powell
Finn Pressly

Colleen A. & Raymond C. Preston, Jr.
Mary A. & Edward G. Price
Donald D. Pritchett, Jr.
Nicholas J. Purvis
Marion J. & Ellyn A. Radson
Alan K. Ragan
Brent M. & Tiffany L. Rainey
John H. Rains IV
Teresa R. & Keith J. Rambo
Charles M. Rand
Daniel C. Re & Terry Monsen
Austin F. & Mary L. Reed
Glenna J. Reeves
William Rl & Laura M. Reich
Robert G. & Rhonda S. Reid
Charles A. & Catherine L. Reinhardt
Julius B. & Jan D. C. Remmen
Steven J. & Wendy D. Resnick
Barbara L. & Douglas A. Richard
Darryl R. & Kristen Rl Richards
Edward J. & Theresa A. Richardson
Allison L. & Matthew R. Ringler
Peter A. Rivellini
Charles E. & Kathleen Rl Roberts
Joshua H. & Cori W. Roberts
Joel E. & Kari J. Roberts
Wesley M. & Alicia M. Robinson
James N. & LaTeshia R. Robinson
Mark E. & Lara B. Robinson
Neil A. & Stacey L. Roddenbery
Simon A. & Jessica M. Rodell
Richard A. & Kimberly F. Rodgers
Kristianna Rodriguez
Steven E. & Louise H. Rohan
Brian A. & Veronica T. Roof
Taylor K. & Manjiri S. Rose
Marisa E. Rosen
Michael L. & Mary Anne Rosen
Louis K. & Denise D. Rosenbloum
Matthew L. & Nancy K. Rosin
Ronald L. & Barbara B. Rowland
Raymond W. & Catherine S. Royce
Marta L. & Beny Rub
Joan D. Ruffier
John D. Ruffier
Sarah E. Rumpf
Alec D. & Ginger J. Russell
E. Lanny & Denise M. Russell
R. William & Dee J. Rutter
Christopher J. Ryan

Teresa J. Lynch
Mack Law Firm Chartered
Robert C. & Jill R. Maland
Alfred J. Malefatto & Moria Rozenson
John D. Malkowski
Robin Paul & Margaret A. Malloy
Henry E. & Marilyn M. Mallue
1. Paul & Holly Mandelkern
R. Layton & Mary-Stuart Mank
Grace N. & Robert J. Manne
Mark E. & Karin A. Manovich
Andrew J. & Wendy A. Markus
David 0. Markus
Kathy-Ann W.& Chris Marlin
Patrick F. & Sheryl R. Maroney
Jason M. & Jennifer Marques
Caroline B. & Philip E. Marshall
Richard L. Martens
Karen L. Martin
Katherine & William E. Martin, Jr.
Anne M. Morgan & Harper B. Mashbum
Lorie A. Mason
William D. & Diane Matthewman
James M. & Joan T. Matthews
James M. & Stacy A. Matulis
Ryan D. Maxey & Leslie A. Utiger
Serina Y. Maxwell
K. Rodney May
Kevin M. Mayeux
Thomas M. & Shannon C. McAleavey
Orla J. McCabe
Alan K. & Karen K. McCall
Laura A. & William R. McCall, Jr.
Patrick M. & Donna McCann
Paul B. & Suzanne H. McCawley
Chad M. & Vicki L. McClenathen
Patrick F. McCormack
T. Bullitt McCoun IV
Michael J. & Marisa L. McDonald
G. Carson & Laurinda F. McEachern
William D. McFarlane, Jr.
Howard 0. & Ann S. McGillin
Patrick J. McGowan
Daniel F. & Elizabeth A. Mclntosh
Robert K. & Donna L. Mclntosh
Mediators Beyond Borders
William H. Meeks Ill
Telly J. Meler & Liisa K. Vehik

Howell W. Melton Ill
Robert J. & Michelle D. Merlin
John H. & Nancy D. Merryman
Irvin A. & JoAnn M. Meyers
Michael Ufferman Law Firm
Scott & Mindy S. Michelman
Stephan Rl & Evelyn M. Mickle
Frank E. & Michelle M. Miller
Robert L. & Penne W. Miller
Tiffani F. & Ryan G. Miller
Michael J. Minerva
Lew I. & Jennifer 1. Minsky
James R. & Nanette L. Mitchell
Charles S. & Carol J. Modell
Robert C. L. Moffat
Ashley D. Money
Katherine K. Monroe
Ashley B. Moody
Kelly M. & Colin E. Moore
Stephen J. Pritz, Jr. & Patrice C. Moore
Robyn E. Moore
Charles R. & Laurie Rl Morgan
Michael T. Morlock
Jon A. & Betsy L. Morris
Tracy D. & Jonathan Morris
James E. & Mari Moye
Edward M. & Rima Y. Mullins
Thomas A. & Kate B. Munkittrick
Kenneth D. Murena
Robert W. & Karin C. Murphy
Lewis F. & Linda J. Murphy
Scott C. & Jamie M. Murray
Nicholas D. & Kristina L. Nanton
Michael A. Nardella
Jonathan H. & Leigh M. Nason
Noel H. & Marianne H. Nation
Michael R. & Laura L. Nelson
James C. & Diane Nicholas
Shelly E. Nixon
Sylvia A. & R. B. Norris
Thomas G. & Elizabeth R. Norsworthy
Matthew S. & Caroline K. Nugent
Terrence Rl & Susan M. O'Connor
Kenneth A. Tomchin & Lisa S. Odom
Anthony J. O'Donnell, Jr. &
Sonia E. O'Donnell
Megan A. Odroniec
Orlando Rl & Jennifer L. Ojeda


Jeffrey A. & Kayla B. Rynor
Angelica Saavedra
Ronnie A. Sabb
Jeremy C. Sahn
Richard G. & Elizabeth A. Salazar
Kim Saldana
David M. Sams
Rosalie M. & Steven E. Sanderson
Charles T. & Linda Sands
Michael K. Saunders
George S. & Maria C. Savage
Michael A. Sayre
Paul D. & Nancy P. Scala
Daniel L. & Diane L. Schaps
Alan F. & Kelly S. Scharf
The Schifrin Foundation
Christopher Schmidt
Tura L. Schnebly
Al L. & Camilla F. Schneider
Brian A. Schneider
David C. & Caryn Watsky Scileppi
Kelly J. Scott
Paul V. Scott
Stephen W. Seemer
John H. & Julie H. Seibert
Jan K. & Susan C. Seiden
Susan M. Seigle
Jeremy M. & Christine R. Sensenig
Joseph H. & Gail D. Serota
Stephen W. & Diana J. Sessums
Bruce G. & Pamela K. Shaffner
Richard D. & Robin Shane
Nicholas A. & Carol B. Shannin
Abraham M. & Joy M. Shashy
L. David & Casey Shear
James W. & Kathleen R. Sherby
Johnathan H. & Lillian M. Short
Suhag A. & Aseem R. Shukla
Kevin M. Shuler
Rebecca Shwayri
Ronald L. Siegel
Scott A. & Susan S. Silver
John W. & Carrie C. Simchuk
Sidney S. & Ruthie Simmons
Bert C. & Joyce M. Simon
Michael D. & Jennifer L. Simons
Barry S. & Carole N. Sinoff
Nathan A. Skop
Byron Thompson & Susan Slagle
G. A. & Alpha S. Smith

Robert T. & Brittany D. Smith
Douglas A. & Cynthia 0. Smith
Darryl F. Smith
Sandra G. & David T. Smith
Rodney W. & Deidra C. Smith
Eric B. & Gloria Smith
Frederick D. Smith
James W. & Phyllis C. Smith
Michael W. &Jodi S. Smith
M. Stephen & Maureen T. Smith
Timothy L. Smith
David H. & Pamela R. Smolker
W. Russell & Iralyn C. Snyder
William R. Snyder, Jr.
Sharon A. Snyder & Alex Clem
Clifford L. & Barbara Somers
Stacy F. & Joel S. Speiller
Richard Rl Spence
Martin J. & Faith Sperry
Mitchell H. & Jacqueline Spingarn
Joshua L. Spoont
Michael G. St. Jacques II
St. John &St. John
Brian J. & Elizabeth T. Stack
Lani Starkey
Damon S. & Karen Rl Starrett
Gina D. & Daniel K. Stein
Ali & Rosemary Steinbach
Mal & Andrea Steinberg
Stewart, Tilghman, Fox &Bianchi
Larry S. & Pat K. Stewart
Leslie E. Stiers & Melissa Fernandez
William H. & Colleen Stolberg
Keith H. & Laura S. Stolzenberg
Kimarie R. Stratos
Sharon Strayer & Alan N. Learch
Michael Hl. Streater
Sullivan & Cromwell
Michael Rl & Barbara Rl Sullivan
Gary L. & Gretchen L. Summers
Paul E. & Aurea 1. Suss
Robert A. & Karen D. Sweetapple
Brian K. Szilvasy
Bruce W. Talcott
Natalie N. Tanghow
Hans G. Tanzler, Jr.
Joseph Q. & Carolyn N. Tarbuck
Clinton M. & Zillah L. Tarkoe
Raymond E. & Deborah D. Taylor
James A. & Lisa B. Taylor

Jeffrey M. & Lisa S. Taylor
John C. Taylor, Jr.
L. Haldane Taylor
Harry & Vivian W. Tempkins
Lynsey A. Templeton
Michael F. &Susan H. Tew
Bao & Hang T. Thai
Gregg D. Thomas
John R. Thomas
Loretta J. Thompson
Thomas Rl Thompson III &
Renee E. Thompson
Robert G. & Amy J.R! Thornhill
Randall N. Thornton
Thomas H. & Sandra H. Thurlow
Wesley D. & Lara J. Tibbals
Mark N. Tipton
Diane A. Tomlinson
Stephanie J. Toothaker
Michael T. Traficante
Seth Rl & Shawna N. Traub
Kenneth A. & Cynthia U. Treadwell
Joseph S. Troendle
Jeffrey T. Troiano
William A. & Lisa Troner
Richard B. & Lisa L. Troutman
Catherine A. Tucker
Daniel W. Uhlfelder
Ketan S. & Shula Vakil
Jose F. &Teresa H. Valdivia
Laurie W. & Amos M. Valentine, Jr.
Lauren L. Valiente
Rene G. & Karen M. VanDeVoorde
David R. & Deborah L. Vetter
Jill H. Vilhelm
S. Carey Villenueve
Paige A. & John S. Wagner, Jr.
Rachel B. Wagner
Ginger E. Wald & Darren E. Alline
Glenn J. & Sheryl Waldman
Rogers Walker III & Gloria R. Walker
Greg A. & Susan H. Walker
John A. Walker
Stephen M. & Kimberly Rl Walker
John R. & Erin B. Wallace
Zachary D. Warren
Benjamin S. Waxman & Gwen Wurm
William Rl & Angela S. Weatherford
David Rl & Debbie M. Webb
Joshua C. Webb

Janelle A. Weber
Gerard F.& Joann T. Wehle
Keith W. Weidner
Joshua B. & Lizette K. Weingard
Jennifer A. & Gail L. West
Henry T. & Patricia S. Wihnyk
Warren E. & Anna Rl Wilcox
James B. & Sharon K. Wiley
Thomas J. & Jean A. Wilkes
Joseph Hl. & Carole W. Williams
Dirk A. & Kristine Williams
Jake R. Williams
J. Mason & Mary L. Williams
Willis W. Williams III &
Karen H. Williams
Rhys L. & Lorna Sohn Williams
Jennifer J. Wilson
John D. Wilson
Thomas G. Wilson III
Melinda F. Wimbish
C. Douglas Wingate
Gail I. & George Winson
Allen C. & Alicia Winsor
Wiseheart Foundation
Malcolm B. Wiseheart, Jr.
Richard I. Withers
Richard W. Withers
Clarence M. Wood
Edward B. & Linda Rl Woodbery
Council & Patricia M. Wooten
Joseph R. Worst
Daniel G. Worthington
George M. Wright
Art & Mary E. Wroble
Bruce I. & Betsy F. Yegelwel
Ormend G. & Mary A. Yeilding
Laura Minton & Robert E. Young
Richard M. & Elizabeth B. Zabak
Susan M. & Joseph Zahniser
Kent A. Zaiser
Kurt M. Zaner
Diane J. & Robert R. Zelmer
Anton H. & Janet Zidansek
Melissa S. & Gregory A. Zinkil
Peter W. & Joan W. Zinober
Joseph W. Zitzka, Jr. &
Kylene L. Zitzka
william P & inannie C. 7nx


Class of 1940
Class Total: $1,050.00
No. in Class: 21
Participation: 5%
Trusler Society
George C. Young
Class of 1947
Class Total: $2,000.00
No. in Class: 24
Participation: 4%
Founders Society silver
Robert M. Ervin
Class of 1949
Class Total: $615.00
No. in Class: 85
Participation: 4%
Enrichment Society
Bart L. Cohen
John A. Jones
Al L. Schneider
Class of 1950
Class Total: $480.00
No. in Class: 71
Participation: 6%
Enrichment Society
John M. Farrell
Alex D. Littlefield, Jr.
Class of 1951
Cas Toal $15,301. 2

Participation: 8%
Founders Society gold
James D. Camp, Jr.
Marshall M. Criser
Enrichment Society
Mandell Glicksberg
G. A. Smith
Hans G. Tanzler, Jr.
Clarence M. Wood
Class of 1952
Class Total: $587,457.56
No. in Class: 37
Participation: 8%
Enrichment Society
Roy W. Caldwell
Evans Crary

Class of 1954
Class Total: $6,100.00
No. in Class: 40
Participation: 10%
Founders Society gold
E. G. Boone
Robert L. Trohn
Donald J. Forman
Trusler Society
Stephen H. Grimes
Class of 1955
Class Total: $1,400.00
No. in Class: 31
Participation: 10%
Enrichment Society
W. Dexter Douglass
W. Ray Fortner
Class of 1956
Class Total: $8,950.00
No. in Class: 36
Participation: 19%
Founders Society gold
william V. Gruman
Peter T. Fay
Trusler Society
Johnson S. Savary

Joh W hecp a

Jerry B. Crockett
Robert Rl Gaines
Class of 1957
Class Total: $55,934.38
No. in Class: 44
Participation: 11%
Founders Society gold
John M. McNatt, Jr.
Founders Society silver
A. Ward Wagner, Jr.
Trusler Society
James E. Yonge
Enrichment Society
James O. Driscoll
Jose A. Gonzalez, Jr

Class of 1958
Class Total: $5,400.00
No. in Class: 58
Participation: 7%
Enrichment Society
William T. Hodges
Clarence T. Johnson, Jr.
Donald J. Lunny, Sr.
Class of 1959
Class Total: $1,600.00
No. in Class: 62
Participation: 6%
Albert D. Quentel
Enrichment Society
Robert J. Boylston
Stephen W. Sessums
Joseph Q. Tarbuck
Class of 1960
Class Total: $450.00
No. in Class: 65
Participation: 3%
Enrichment Society
Robert A. Kimbrough
L. David Shear
Class of 1961
Class Total: $2 950.00
No. in Class: 71

TPaurticipatin 6%
Robert J. Carr
Enrichment Society
Irvin A. Meyers
Raymond W. Royce
Thomas H. Thurlow, Jr.
Class of 1962
Class Total: $14,375.00
No. in Class: 102
Participation: 9%
Founders Society silver
E est A. Selle s
Tmusler Society
W. George Allen
J. Charles G my
Enrichment Society
Byron B. Block
James H. Gilbert, Jr.
James C. Hoover

Peter C. Jones
R. Layton Mank
Class of 1963
Class Total: $9,950.00
No. in Class: 93
Participation: 8%
S. Austin Peele
Trusler Society
W. O. Birchfield
Tad Davis
Enrichment Society
Murray Kanetsky
Wm. Bruce Louden
Larry S. Stewart
Class of 1964
Class Total: $5,450.00
No. in Class: 131
Participation: 5%
Founders Society silver
Charles T. Wells
Trusler Society
Stephen D. Gardner
Malcolm R. Kirschenbaum
Enrichment Society
Haywood M. Ball
William H. Meeks Ill
Class of 1965
Class Total $70,142.0

Participation: 6%
Founders Society gold
Sidney A. Stubbs, Jr.
Founders Society silver
Stumpy Harris
Gerald D. Schackow
Trusler Society
M. Stephen Turner
Enrichment Society
Russell Rl Chubb
Charles E. Commander
Steve C. Horowitz
Michael J. Minerva
Class of 1966
Class Total: $7,340.00
No. in Class: 170
Participation: 6%



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Founders Society silver
Richard M. Robinson
Trusler Society
Charles H. Baumberger
Allan Rl Clark
Stephen F. Rossman
Enrichment Society
L. Kinder Cannon Ill
Thomas C. Dunn
Rutledge R. Liles
Stewart E. Parsons
Charles Rl Pillans Ill
Stephen J. Powell
Class of 1967
Class Total: $22,150.00
No. in Class: 217
Participation: 7%
Founders Society gold
Benjamin F. Overton
Founders Society silver
C. Wayne Alford
Bill Hoppe
J carusia

Barry R. Davidson
Enrichment Society
Susan H. Black
Stephen E. Dalton
Robert J. Head, Jr.
Roger A. Larson
R. William Rutter, Jr.
Barry S. Sinoff
Eric B. Smith
Clifford L. Somers
Edward B. Woodbery
Council Wooten, Jr.
Class of 1968
Class Total: $19,450.00
No. in Class: 185
Participation: 8%
Founders Society gold
Andrew C. Hall
Patrick E. Geraghty, Sr.
Rick Thompson
Trusler Society
Herbert L. Allen
Richard C. Ausness

Enrichment Society
Fred R. Baisden, Jr.
Douglas D. Batchelor, Jr.
Stephen J. Bozarth
Jonathan C. Gordon
Donald J. Hall
Edwin F. Hornbrook
Charles T. Sands
Mitchell H. Spingarn
Class of 1969
Class Total: $114,360.20
No. in Class: 182
Participation: 7%
Founders Society gold
Stephen H. Reynolds
Founders Society silver
F. Wallace Pope, Jr.
Frank H. Fee III
Alan G. Greer
Donald R. Tescher
Trusler Society
James C. Fleming
William K. Zewadski
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Charles H. Egerton
Henry E. Mallue, Jr.
Karen L. Martin
Noel H. Nation
Ben Patterson
Peter W. Zinober
Class of 1970
Class Total: $12,285.00
No. in Class: 202
Participation: 9%
Ronald L. Fick
Trusler Society
Mercer K. Clarke
Christy F. Harris
Joseph C. Mellichamp Ill
Enrichment Society
Jeffrey B. Berg
John M. Brumbaugh
Steven W. Carta
H. Edward Dean
Charles M. Gadd, Jr.
Donald A. Lykkebak
Stephan Rl Mickle

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NOTE: Class total figures include estate gifts received in the 2008-09
fiscal year. Alumni whose estate gifts were received in this fiscal year
are listed elsewhere in this report.

Steven D. Atkinson
Leon B. Cheek III
Christopher M. Fear
Elliott H. Lucas
James M. Matthews
G. Carson McEachern, Ill
William D. McFarlane, Jr.
James W. Sherby
L. Haldane Taylor
Richard W. Withers
Kent A. Zaiser
Class of 1973
Class Total: $31,126.00
N in Class: 38

Fou ders Sclety gold
Gerald A. Rosenthal
Founders Society silver
Buddy Schulz
Margaret R. Gibbs
Philip A. DeLaney
Pamela 0. Pnice
Leighton D. Yates, Jr.
Tul Soc~iec an

Kenneth C. Ellis
Lynn J. Hinson
Enrichment Society
Dean B. Bunch
Paul M. Cummings
William J. Dorsey
Patricia Combs Fawsett
Andrew J. Markus
Marion J. Radson
Jan K. Seiden
Abraham M. Shashy, Jr.
Frederick D. Smith
W. Russell Snyder
Mal Steinberg
William H. Stolberg
Bruce W. Talcott
Raymond E. Taylor, Jr.
Randall N. Thornton
Kenneth A. Treadwell
Rene G. VanDeVoorde
Joseph H. Williams
Art Wroble

Class of 1974
Class Total: $44,870.00
No. in Class: 282
Participation: 9%
Founders Society gold
James S. Theriac Ill
Founders Society silver
K. Lawrence GragB
Edward F. Koren
Robert E. Glennon, Jr.
Gwynne A. Young
Richard Rl Cole
Trusler Society
Frederick W. Leonhardt
Harley E. Riedel II

Fran hD. Uchu II
Daniel D. Eckert
Julie H. Ellis
Andrew J. Fawbush
Rev. Robert C. Gibbons
J. Bruce Hoffmann
Norman L. Hull
David T. Knight
Judith M. Korchin
Leslie J. Lott
Michael T. Moore
Louis K. Rosenbloum
Bruce I. Yegelwel
Class of 1975
Class Total: $45,951.75
No. in Class: 362
Participation: 8%
Founders Society silver
Maureen G. Gragg
Mark J. Proctor
William H. McBride, Jr.
Anne C. Conway
Bernie A. Barton, Jr.
Trusler Society
James B. Barnes
John W. Campbell
B. Douglas Hind-Mash
Samuel G. Wells
Enrichment Society

Barry A. Abbott
Jeffrey F. Berin
Ronald A. David
Theodore A. Deckert
Christopher A. Detzel
Alan M. Gerlach, Jr.
Robert A. Heekin
Paul M. K~orchin
Roger C. Lambert
Robert C. Maland
Patrick F. Maroney
Jennifer M. Parker
Jerrold K. Phillip
Austin F. Reedip
M. Stephen Smith III
Rodney W. Smith
Catherine A. Tucker
Jose F. Valdivia, Jr.
Class of 1976
Class Total: $114,967.53
No. in Class: 382
Participation: 11%
Founders Society gold
Ellen B. Gelberg
Founders Society silver
ect .Whitaker

Hans G. Tanzler III
Becky Powhatan Kelley
Marjorie B. Thomas
William A. Weber
R. Vinson Barrett
Trusler Society
William A. Boyles
William H. Ferguson
Daniel B. Harrell
Elizabeth A. Jenkins
Enrichment Society
Michael R. Band
Mark Rl Buell
Elias N. Chotas
Robert D. Critton, Jr.
Enrichment Society
Gerald B. Curington
James N. Daniel III
Sally A. Dorn
Betsy Ellwanger Gallagher
James L. George



Edward Rl Phillips
John C. Taylor, Jr
Harry Tempkins
Malcolm B. Wiseheart, Jr.
Class of 1971
Class Total: $8,950.00
No. in Class: 219
Participation: 5%
Founders Society gold
W. C. Gentry
Robert S. Bolt

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En ch n nte Siety
Larry B. Alexander
Darryl M. Bloodworth
Robert V. Duss
Louis F. Hubener Ill
Steven E. Rohan
Bruce G. Shaffner
Martin J. Sperry
Michael Rl Sullivan
Class of 1972
Class Total: $35,382.16
No. in Class: 348
Participation: 8%
Founders Society silver
Bruce H. Bokor
Gene K. Glasser
James G. Pressly, Jr.
Hal H. Kantor
Richard C. Grant
Mark Hicks
Mark L. Horw~itz
James F. Page, Jr
Russell H. Kasper
Trusler Society
William E. Hahn
Donald S. Kohla
Jon L. Mills
Jarnes S. Moody, Jr
Enrichment Society
James W. Almand


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Evelyn D. Golden
Mark F. Lewis
James J. Long
Richard L. Martens
Alan K. McCall
Tanja Ostapoff
Joseph C. Parker
Nicholas A. Pope
Glenna J. Reeves
Charles A. Reinhardt, Jr
Tura L. Schnebly
Stephen W. Seemer
Michael F. Tew
Gregg D. Thomas
John R. Wallace
Class of 1977
Class Total: $17,635.00
No. in Class: 323
Participation: 8%
Lauren Y. Detzel
John J. Scroggin
Sally H. Foote
Trusler Society
Jesse W. Rigby
Lewis E. Shelley
Linda L. Shelley
Barbara J. Stars
Enrichment Society
Joan F. Beer
David H. Evaul
Richard J. Fildes
Freddie L. Goode
Roy H. Lasris
Charles S. Modell
Anthony J. O'Donnell, Jr.
Sonia E. O'Donnell
Michael L. Rosen
Michael K. Saunders
Bert C. Simon
W. Crit Smith
Kendall Coffey
Cheryl L. Gordon
Randy Meg Kammer
Daniel F. Molony
Trusler Society
Peter Rl Murnaghan

Enrichment Society
Peter Baker
Phillip D. Blackman, Jr.
Jeanelle G. Bronson
Theatis Bronson
Charles F. Edwards
Luis C. Fernandez
Richard D. Fultz
Sheri L. Kerney
Thomas F. Kerney III
Mark S. Kessler
Colleen M. Kettles
Steven C. Lee
Chauncey W. Lever, Jr.
Grace N. Manne
Robert J. Merlin
Frank E. Miller
Patricia A. Petruff
Francis E. Pierce III
Colleen A. Preston
Sandra G. Smith
Michael H. Streater
Thomas J. Wilkes, Jr.
Richard M. Zabak
Class of 1979
Class Total: $61,850.00
No. in Class: 326
Participation: 10%
Founders Society gold
Brian M. O'Connell
Founders Society silver
Ladd H. Fassett
Lindy L. Paull
Peter T. Kirkwood
David S. Pressly
Lawrence E. Sellers, Jr
Joni Armstrong Coffey
James B. Murphy, Jr
Trusler Society
David C. Sasser
Enrichment Society
Susan F. Bennett
Christopher D. Bernard
Faye A. Burner
V. Robert Denham, Jr.
Ronald G. Duryea
Jack O. Hackett II
Larry D. Hardaway

Richard B. Troutman
C. Douglas Wingate
Class of 1981
Class Total: $35,466.00
No. in Class: 379
Participation: 10%
Founders Society gold
Casey Johnson
Kenneth R. Johnson
Kimberly L. Johnson
Michael D. Minton
Gary J. Cohen
Jeanne T. Tate
Trusler Society
Susan E. Cook
Jeffrey D. Feldman
David H. Vickrey
Patricia A. Willing
Enrichment Society
Luis A. Abreu
David C. Banker
R. Mason Blake
Raymond 0. Bodiford
Patricia L. Burquest-Fultz
Frederick C. Craig, Jr.
Alan H. Daniels
Stephen E. Fogel
Cynthia A. Holloway
Richard A. Johnston, Jr.
Brian B. Joslyn
Marvin A. Kirsner
Gary B. Leuchtman
Cheryl K. Lindgren
Robert R. Lindgren
James E. Moye
Wesley M. Robinson
Howard M. Rosenblatt
Scott A. Silver
Gary L. Summers
Laurie W. Valentine
Greg A. Walker
Susan H. Walker
J. Mason williams Ill
Class of 1982
Class Total: $47,572.00
No. in Class: 398
Participation: 10%

Jeanette K. Helfrich
Craig Rl Hoffman
Stuart N. Hopen
Neisen 0. Kasdin
Bruce E. Kasold
Alfred J. Malefatto
Mary A. Price
Moria Rozenson
Robert A. Sweetapple
Jennifer A. West
Gail I. Winson
Class of 1980
Class Total: $142,807.20
No. in Class: 355
Participation: 9%
Founders Society gold
Ultima D. Morgan
Allen L. Poucher, Jr.
Founders Society silver
Evan J. Yegelwel
Randolph J. Rush
Mark S. Peters
Trusler Society
Peter J. Genz
Enrichment Society
Steven L. Brannock
Darrell F. Carpenter, Sr.
Russell W. Divine
Michael D. Eriksen
Robert 1. Goldfarb
Cynthia A. Hawkins
Jennifer C. Hepler
Sharon Strayer Learch
Ross T. Lessack
Robin Paul Malloy
Chad M. McClenathen
James R. Mitchell
Lewis F. Murphy
Neil M. O'Toole
Glenn R. Padgett
Anthony H. Pelle
Dean R. Plattner
Charles M. Rand
Paul S. Rothstein
E. Lanny Russell
Jeffrey A. Rynor


Enrichment Society
Richard I. Ansbacher
Dyanne Feinberg
Susan G. Goffman
Linda S. Griffin
John E. Hale
Cecile B. Hartigan
Eugenio Hernandez
Richard H. Hiers
Scott C. Ilgenfritz
William A. King
Caroline B. Marshall
William D. Matthewman
Laura A. McCall
Donna L. Mclntosh
Robert K. Mclntosh
Terrence Rl O'Connor
T. Clay Phillips
Sidney S. Simmons II
Glenn J. Waldman

Cas oatl98 $11,375.00

Io ip tla : 362.
Alan B. Cohn
Bill Bone
Trusler Society
Allen N. Jelks, Jr.
Enrichment Society
David J. Akins
Brian M. Bez
Patrick M. Bryan
Diane M. Cuddihy
Scott W. Dunlap
Stephen M. Durden
Brian T. Fitzgerald
Marlene Hammock
Christopher C. Hazelip
Brian J. Stack
Kimarie R. Stratos
William A. Troner
David R. Vetter
Andrea E. Zelman
Class of 1985
Class Total: $8,440.00
No. in Class: 364
Participation: 8%

Raul A. Cuervo
Trusler Society
Eduardo Palmer
Enrichment Society
Bill Berke
Patricia G. Butler
Brenna M. Burden
Steven Ellison
Gregg H. Fierman
Ariadne M. Fitzgerald
Linda C. Hankins
Phyllis Rl Harris
Mark W. Klingensmith
Robert E. Lewis
Mark K. Lindenberg
Daniel F. Mclntosh
Lisa 0. O'Neill
Michael W. Smith
Ali Steinbach
Lisa L. Troutman
Salome J. Zikakis

Cas at 86: $13,085.95
No. in Class: 390
Participation: 5%
Mark Citrin
Thomas L. Edwards
James E. Thomison
Eric Stanley Gruman
Trusler Society
James R. Franklin, Sr.
Lawrence Keefe
Kirk D. McConnell
Enrichment Society
Frank M. Bedell
Jeffrey H. Brickman
Mary C. Crotty
John A. Kirst, Jr.
William A. Parady
Frank A. Pavese, Jr.
Rosalie M. Sanderson
Susan M. Seigle
James A. Taylor III
William Rl Weatherford, Jr.

Class of 1987
Class Total: $7,735.00
No. in Class: 375
Participation: 6%
Mayanne Downs
Trusler Society
Eric L. Leach
Helen W. McAfee
Jo 0. Thacker
Enrichment Society
Mary Jane Angelo
Jane D. Callahan
Harolyn H. Dutt
John F. Halula
Robin C. Lemonidis
Robert W. Murphy
L. Delane Olson
Kathleen M. Paustian
Mark E. Robinson
Christopher J. Ryan
Kayla B. Rynor
Ronnie A. Sabb
Alan F. Scharf
Class of 1988
Class Total: $9,056.70
No. in Class: 364
Participation: 6%
R. Scott costantino
Darrell W. Payne
Trusler Society
Barry B. Ansbacher
Katherine Gaertner-Jones
Beth B. Mills
Enrichment Society
Glenn A. Adams
Bruce R. Anderson, Jr.
Jonathan S. Coleman
Kraig A. Conn
Robin K. Davis
Jacqueline Fountas
Peter V. Fullerton
Nancy Rl Halula
Clifford C. Higby
Karin C. Murphy
Douglas A. Smith
Sharon A. Snyder
Paul E. Suss
Gerard F. Wehle, Jr.



Founders Society gold
John B. Morgan
John N. Giordano
Richard A. Jacobson
Gary L. Printy
Oscar A. Sanchez
Mark Somerstein
Timothy W. Volpe
Trusler Society
Jeffery A. Boone
Kathryn A. Carr
Linda R. Getzen
Enrichment Society
Robert W. Anthony, Jr.
Kimberly S. Brush
Robert M. Brush
Robert F. Goodrich
Michael Rl Haymans
Frances Spinale King
Margaret D. Mathews
Marybeth McDonald
Michael A. Piscitelli
Anita J. Ponder
Robert V. Potter, Jr.
Darryl R. Richards
Edward J. Richardson
Neil A. Roddenbery
Paul D. Scala
David H. Smolker, Sr.
Class of 1983
Class Total: $21,005.50
No. in Class: 337
Participation: 10%
Barbara Rl Vaka
George A. Vaka
Perry G. Gruman
Mark T. Tate, Jr.
Trusler Society
James A. Gale
Scott G. Hawkins



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Class of 1989
Class Total: $4,670.00
No. in Class: 355
Participation: 5%
Founders Society silver
Corinne C. Hodak
Mark A. Avera
John T. Rogerson Ill
Enrichment Society
W. Bard Brockman
Marc D. Chapman
Donald A. Dvornik

t wr O Mc 101 Jr.
Marta L. Rub
Class of 1990
Class Total: $6,225.00
No. in Class: 377
Participation: 5%
Yolanda C. Jackson
Jack A. Weiss
Trusler Society
Julie A. Moxley
Enrichment Society
Gregory S. Band
David L. Bilsker
Casey M. Cavanaugh
Tracy D. Chapman
Derrick E. Cox
Karen G. Getelman
Adam J. Kohl
Bernardo Lopez
John D. Malkowski
Edward M. Mullins, Jr.
Andrew M. Pelino
Johnathan H. Short
Ginger E. Wald
Stephen M. Walker
Class of 1991
Class Total: $3,385.00
No. in Class: 379
Participation: 5%
Enrichment Society
Steven L. Beiley
Christopher W. Boyett
David A. Brennen
Thomas Rl Briggmann

Larry C. Frarey
Raymond A. Jackson
Jon A. Morris
Rima Y. Mullins
Sylvia A. Norris
Dale L. Parker
Robert J. Pile
Richard G. Salazar
Keith H. Stolzenberg
Mark N. Tipton
Wendy H. Werb
Karen H. Williams
Willis W. Williams Ill
Class of 1992
Class Total: $9,071.75
No. in Class: 365
Participation: 6%
John W. Randolph, Jr.
Trusler Society
Neil A. DeLeon
Enrichment Society
Bruce A. Barnard
Thomas E. Bishop
Michael G. Dupee
Lisa A. Esposito
Nancy S. Freeman
Dana M. Gallup
Courtney K. Grimm
S. Katherine Harrison
Jane A. Houk
Kenneth B. Jacobs
Eric S. Kolar
Scott C. Murray
Frederick D. Page
Deidra C. Smith
Natalie N. Tanghow
Diane A. Tomlinson
Susan M. Zahniser

Class of 1993
Class Total: $13,055.00
No. in Class: 405
Participation: 5%
Mark 0. Bagnall
Bruce M. Harris
K. Judith Lane

Enrichment Society
Scott E. Atwood
Misty M. Chaves-Taylor
Zana H. Dupee
Laura A. Gardner
Joseph H. Lang, Jr.
James M. Matulis
Patrick F. McCormack
Jennifer I. Minsky
Lew I. Minsky
ThomasG. Norsworthy
Richard A. Rodgers
Matthew L. Rosin
Christine R. Sensenig
Lynette Silon-Laguna
Jeffrey M. Taylor
Lisa S. Taylor
Class of 1996
Class Total: $8,073.66
No. in Class: 373
Participation: 6%
R. Scott Collins
Trusler Society
Charles W. Lammers
Henry T. Sorensen II
Enrichment Society
D. Fernando Bobadilla
Richard J. Brooderson
Adam S. Hall
Sandra C. Kahle
Serina Y. Maxwell
Kevin M. Mayeux
Scott Michelman
John D. Ruffier
Jeremny M. Sensenig
Daniel W. Uhlfelder
Ketan S. Vakil
John A. Walker
Dabney D. Ware
Class of 1997
Class Total: $7,265.00
No. in Class: 373
Participation: 5%
Maria C. Carantzas
Trusler Society
Cristin C. Keane
Rahul Patel

Trusler Society
Nancy T. Baldwin
Donna L. Longhouse
Enrichment Society
Jonathan D. Gerber
Gregory S. Hagopian
William J. Hazzard
William W. Large
Ami R. Patel
Michael D. Simons
Robert G. Thornhill III
Rhys L. Williams
Class of 1994
Class Total: $11,460.00
No. in Class: 381
Participation: 6%
R Kristen Pressly
Matthew N. Posgay
Trusler Society
Tony M. Fineman
Mare A. Wites
Enrichment Society
Stacey Y. Adams
Scott C. Davis
Tracy L. Gerber
Kenneth Rl Hazouri
Megan A. Kelly
Martin E. Leach
Jacquelyn Rl Lumpkin Wooden
Thomas M. McAleavey
Paul B. McCawley
Thomas M. Parker
Barbara L. Richard
George S. Savage
Carol B. Shannin
Nicholas A. Shannin
Kimberly Rl Walker
Class of 1995
Class Total: $9,330.00
No. in Class: 380
Participation: 7%
Timothy M. Cerio
Trusler Society
Kimberly R. Keravouri

Enrichment Society
Bradley T. Borden
Scott E. Brient
David L. Dixon
Aubrey Harry Ducker, Jr.
Brian J. Fender
Matthew L. Grabinski
Gregory C. Harrell
Maureen M. Hazen
Jason Z. Jones
Kathy-Ann W. Marlin
Katherine Martin
Joel E. Roberts
Alec D. Russell
Richard Rl Spence
Renee E. Thompson
Thomas Rl Thomnpson Ill
Ormend G. Yeilding
Class of 2000
Class Total: $4,600.00
No. in Class: 393
Participation: 5%
Trusler Society
lan R. Leavengood
Enrichment Society
Paul B. Bernstein
Brandon C. Biederman
David M. Cayce
Sandra G. Cayce
Mark H. Dahlmeier
Richard E. Hornsby
Russell K(oonin
Ashley B. Moody
Steven J. Resnick
Paul V. Scott
Bao Thai
Jill H. Vilhelm
Class of 2001
Class Total: $1,320.00
No. in Class: 384

Enihet Society3%
Shelly R. Fuller
Jaime R. Girgenti
Bradley R. Gould
E. John Gregory
Kathleen L. Klein
Lara Osoisivi Leader

Class of 2002
Class Total: $4,086.00
No. in Class: 402
Participation: 6%
Enrichment Society
Amanda M. Abraham
Jeffrey W. Abraham
Sara S. Becker
Matthew B. Bishop
C. LeAnn Davis
Matthew Fornam
Evan S. Glasser
Kelli K. Hastings
Brian H. Koch
Jennifer L. Kypreos
Theodore S. Kypreos
Tracy D. Morris
James N. Robinson II
David C. Scileppi
Gloria R. Walker
Allen C. Winsor
Class of 2003
Class Total: $7,386.67
No. in Class: 430
Participation: 8%
Trusler Society
Bonnie C. Daboll
Enrichment Society
Joshua L. Becker
Jonathan T. Brand
JoAnn M. Brooderson
Jessica M. Callow
Ryan S. Cobbs
Sarah Cortyriend
Juan M. Diaz
Megan J. Ellis
Meredith T. Fensom
Melissa Fernandez
Christopher J. Hand
Lauren C. Heatwole
Robert A. Heekin, Jr.

aodE. Herberghs

Kevin E. Jakab
Nicole C. Kibert
Shelly E. Nixon
Megan A. Odroniec
Beverlr S. Pasnoe

Donald D. Pritchett, Jr.
Sarah E. Rumpf
Michael G. St. Jacques II
Leslie E. Stiers
Keith W. Weidner
Melissa S. Zinkil
Class of 2004
Class Total: $7,122.00
No. in Class: 399
Participation: 11%
Enrichment Society
Joni L. Batie-McGrew
Alison C. Brackins
Matthew C. Brewer
K. Clayton Bricklemyer
David D. Burns
Reed R. Clary IV
William T. Cook
Derek S. Cooper
Elizabeth M. Crowder
Nelson D. Diaz
Joel R. Feldman
Lauren K. Fender
Christopher M. Garrett
David L. Gay
David Gonzalez
Whitney C. Harper
Adria M. Jensen
Ryan M. Kroll
Lorie A. Mason
Tiffani F. Miller
Nicholas D. Nanton
Maria C. Priovolos-Gonzalez
Brent M. Rainey
Allison L. Ringler
Rebecca Shwayri
Stacy F. Speiller
Loretta J. Thompson
Jake R. Williams
Laura Minton Young

Cas Tt2005 $17,335.00
No. in Class: 375
Participation: 14%
Brian T. Degnan
Trusler Society
Ronald J. Antonin



Enrichment Society
F. Eugene Atwood
Brian D. Burgoon


L. E. Hutton
Cristin H. Julian
Matthew Rl Julian
Scott R. Lilly
Suhag A. Shukla
Lara J. Tibbals
Stephanie J. Toothaker
John D. Wilson
Class of 1998
Class Total: $7,771.00
No. in Class: 387
Participation: 6%

J. Can srAndersen
Trusler Society
Jeffrey M. Hazen
Gregory S. Weiss
Enrichment Society
William R. Abrams
Linda A. Alley
Chintan K. Amin
Michael S. Dorris
Santiago Eljaiek Ill
Robert T. Ervin
Bryan J. Haagenson
Ivan A. Morales
Kenneth D. Murena
Kari J. Roberts
Taylor K. Rose
Brian K. Szilvasy
Wesley D. Tibbals
Joshua B. Weingard
Class of 1999
Class Total $10,4553 0

Participation: 6%
Jeffrey Rl Brock
J. Grier Pressly Ill
Trusler Society
Brad Christy

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Christopher M. Chestnut
Bonnie B. Merkt
Julie M. Parrish
Denise L. Whisenant
Enrichment Society
Benjamin Bain-Creed
Scott R. Bauries
Angela F. Benjamin
David L. Benjamin
W. Lee Bennett Ill
Todd C. Brister
Robert A. Caplen
Christopher L. Carmody, Jr
Jennifer M. Clark
Deborah E. Cupples
Blake J. Delaney
Jennifer M. Delaney
Tammi J. Driver
Gregory L. Edwards
Michael K. Freedman
A. Felipe Guerrero
Carolyn M. Kershner
Tobi B. Lebowitz
Ryan A. Lopez
Marisa L. McDonald
Michael J. McDonald
Robyn E. Moore
Charles R. Morgan
Jennifer L. Ojeda
Orlando Rl Ojeda, Jr.
Elizabeth Outler
Taylor C. Pancake
Lindsay M. Patrick
Laura M. Reich
William Rl Reich
Robert G. Reid
Michael A. Sayre
Seth Rl Traub
Leslie A. Utiger
Janelle A. Weber
Thomas G. Wilson III
Melinda F. Wimbish
Class of 2006
Class Total: $17,450.33
No. in Class: 408
Participation: 16%
Trusler Society
Steven E. Roberts

Enrichment Society
Steffan K. Alexander
Drew M. Altman
Dane A. Baltich
Brad F. Barrios
Nicholas A. Beninate II
Amy N. Bokor
Brian K. Bokor
Terri M. Bowles
AnneMarie H. Bui
Emily R. Cacioppo
Lauren F. Carmody
Ramsey S. Clark
Ryan M. Corbett
Joshua D. Curry
Cary B. Davis
Kelly L. Davis
Derek J. Dilberian
Charles T. Douglas, Jr.
Michelle R. Drab
David D. Duncan
Dayna G. Duncan
Lisa M. Easier
Jordan C. Evert
Leonard V. Feigel
Eduardo J. Fernandez
Christine L. Gay
Ashley N. Girolamo
Daniel J. Glassman
Ivan D. Ivanov
Kevin M. Jinks
Joanna B. Lardin
Serena B. Lee
Gregory M. Lefkowitz
Kimberly E. Low
Howell W. Melton
Kelly M. Moom
Brian A. Roof
Veronica T. Roof
Jeremy C. Sahn
Daniel L. Schaps
Brian A. Schneider
John H. Seibert
Kevin M. Shuler
Nathan A. Skop
William R. Snyder, Jr.
Damon S. Starrett
Gina D. Stein
Lynsey A. Templeton
Michael T. Traficante

Daniel R. Owen
Neil Patel
Nicholas J. Purvis
John H. Rains IV
Joshua H. Roberts
Angelica Saavedra
David M. Sams
Kelly J. Scott
Darryl F. Smith
Joshua L. Spoont
Rachel B. Wagner
Joshua C. Webb
Jennifer J. Wilson
Class of 2008
Class Total: $6,450.00
No. in Class: 303
Participation: 7%
Trusler Society
James E. Theriac
Enrichment Society
Steven J. Adamczyk
Amanda M. Christie
Andrew R. Comiter
Brandon Rl Faulkner
Stewart F. Gold
Levi Y. Goldman
Diana L. Hayes
Michael A. Hersh
Michael J. Hooi
Samuel J. Horovitz
Scott J. Kennelly
Lauren M. Marks
Ryan D. Maxey
Michael T. Morlock
Simon A. Rodell
Joseph S. Troendle
S. Carey Villenueve
Paige A. Wagner

Cas Tt2009 $1,200.00
No. in Class: 397
Participation: 1%
Enrichment Society
Genevieve Alexander
Kristianna Rodriguez
Marisa E. Rosen
Richard D. Shane
Zachary D. Warren

Jeffrey T. Trolano
Lauren L. Valiente
Rogers Walker Ill
Joseph R. Worst
George M. Wright
Kurt M. Zaner
Diane J. Zelmer
Class of 2007
Class Total: $12,251.67
No. in Class: 445
Participation: 12%
Trusler Society
Stephanie H. Smith
Kristeen R. Witt
Enrichment Society
Pedro M. Allende
Ian M. Alperstein
Kristina L. Arnsdorff
Ryan E. Baya
Shari D. Ben-Moussa
Nathan D. Bentley
Cecilia M. Bidwell
Edward Rl Blaisdell
Scott A. Bowman
Nicholas D. Burnett
Concetta Camacho
Andrea K. Campbell
Michael Rl Carolan
Burns A. Dobbins IV
Jennifer M. Faggion
Jessica C. Furst
Mildred Gomez
Jimmy R. Gustner
Michael V. Hargett
John D. Hooker II
Meghann Hoskinson Bowman
C. Suzanne Johnson
Matthew A. Karp

Kaer .M.e y n
Daniel R. Koslosky
Gretchen M. Lehman
Alexandra N. Lehson
Jason M. Marques
Orla J. McCabe
Kate B. Munkittrick
Michael A. Nardella
John C. Oliver


Class of 1975
Class Total: $11,997.00
No. in Class: 38
Participation: 16%
Founders Society silver
K. Lawrence Gragg
Robert E. Glennon, Jr.
Enrichment Society
Dennis A. Calfee
Harry S. Colburn, Jr.
William V. Linne
Charles E. Roberts
Class of 1976
Class Total $2,850.00
No. in Class: 41
Participation: 12%
Bernie A. Barton, Jr.
Trusler Society
James B. O'Neal
Enrichment Society
Robert A. Pierce
Ronald L. Rowland
Class of 1977
Class Total $88,650.00
No. in Class: 39
Participation: 10%
Founders Society gold
Ellen B. Gelberg
Hans G. Tanzler III
Enrichment Society
John J. Collins, Jr.
Class of 1978
Class Total $2,710.00
No. in Class: 67
Participation: 9%
Paul D. Fitzpatrick
Trusler Society
William A. Boyles
Enrichment Society
David H. Evaul
Bradley C. Grossenburg
Ronald L. Siegel
Susan Slagle

Class of 1979
Class Total $3,780.00
No. in Class: 46
Participation: 13%
John J. Scroggin
Cheryl L. Gordon
Enrichment Society
Jonathan C. Gordon
Steven C. Lee
William J. Lindsay, Jr.
Class of 1980
Class Total $36,335.00
No. in Class: 47
Participation: 19%
Founders Society gold
Brian M. O'Connell
Founders Society silver
Lindy L. Paull
Peter T. Kirkwood
Enrichment Society
Alfred M. Falk
Gary E. Lakritz
Patrick M. McCann
Clinton M. Tarkoe
Class of 1981
Class Total $4,808.00
No. in Class: 66
Participation: 17%
Randolph J. Rush
Enrichment Society
Richard G. Cherry
Jennifer C. Hepler
Craig Rl Hoffman
Paul R. Jackson
William R. Lane, Jr.
Patrick J. McGowan
Daniel C. Re
Anton H. Zidansek
Class of 1982
Class Total $5,840.00
No. in Class: 61
Participation: 15%

Michael D. Minton
Gary J. Cohen
Trusler Society
Patricia A. Willing
Enrichment Society
Patricia L. Burquest-Fultz
Steven R. Cole
Marvin A. Kirsner
Gary B. Leuchtman
1. Paul Mandelkern
Class of 1983
Class Total $9,220.00
No. in Class: 60
Participation: 15%
John N. Giordano
Trusler Society
Ellen R. Gershow
Enrichment Society
Wayne Rl Bryan
Stephen L. Cordell
Alan H. Daniels
Mark E. Manovich
Robert L. Miller
James B. Wiley
Class of 1984
Class Total $5,900.00
No. in Class: 73
Participation: 4%
Mark T. Tate, Jr.
Enrichment Society
Linda S. Griffin
James A. Lowe Ill
Class of 1985
Class Total $7,000.00
No. in Class: 74
Participation: 8%
Alan B. Cohn
Trusler Society
Guy E. Whitesman

Enrichment Society
Tracey A. Anderson
Christopher A. Detzel
John A. Garner
Stephen R. Looney

Cas Tta98 $1,500.00

Pati Ipton: 64.
Trusler Society
J. Carter Perkins, Sr.
Enrichment Society
David K. Cahoone
David Rl Webb
Class of 1987
Class Total $580.00
No. in Class: 62
Participation: 10%
Enrichment Society
Shawn M. Flanagan
Lisa S. Odom
Class of 1988
Class Total $800.00
No. in Class: 43
Participation: 7%
Enrichment Society
Jane D. Callahan
Dirk A. Williams
Class of 1989
Class Total $750.00
No. in Class: 63
Participation: 5%
Enrichment Society
Charles L. Cooper, Jr.
James W. Forsyth
Michael R. Nelson
Class of 1990
Class Total $5,300.00
No. in Class: 53
Participation: 6%
A. Brian Phillips
Enrichment Society
Glenn A. Adams
Jonathan H. Nason




Class of 1991 Class of 1997
Class Total $650.00 Class Total $275.00
No. in Class: 63 No. in Class: 53
Participation: 5% Participation: 6%
Enrichment Society Enrichment Society
Todd A. Hauss Teresa J. Lynch
Michael G. Little Keith M. Olivia
Norma Stanley Cls f19
Class of 1992 Class Total $4,550.00
Class Total $1,050.00 No. in Class: 69
No. in Class: 60 Participation: 7%
Participation: 3% Partners
Associates R. Scott Collins

Enrichment Society Enrichment Society
Julius B. Remmen James M. Bandoblu, Jr.
Daniel G. Worthington Dara S. Green
Joseph W. Zitzka, Jr. Alan K. Ragan
Class of 2003 Jeffrey T. Troiano
Class Total $1,125.00 RcadI ihr
No. in Class: 80 Class of 2008
Participation: 8% Class Total $3,145.00
No. in Class: 77
Participation: 14%
Enrichment Society Trusler Society
Terrence T. Dariotis Kristeen R. Witt
Telly J. Meier Enrichment Society
Class of 2004 Scott A. Bowman
Class Total $1,050.00 Burns A. Dobbins IV
No. in Class: 79 David D. Duncan
Participation: 5% Daniel J. Glassman
Enrichment Society Katherine K. Monroe
Nathan R. Adams Finn Pressly
Alexander D. DeVitis Joseph R. Worst
Ashley D. Money Class of 2009
Matthew R. Ringler Class Total $100.00
Class of 2005 No. in Class: 64
Class Total $335.00 Participation: 2%
No. in Class: 77 Enrichment Society
Participation: 5% Andrew R. Comiter
Enrichment Society
W. Michael Black
Allison L. Ringler
Class of 2006
Class Total $505.00
No. in Class: 64
Participation: 8%
Enrichment Society
Elizabeth M. Arrendale
Diane R. Lukin
Phyllis c. Smith
Timothy L. Smith
Class of 2007
Class Total $1,130.00
No. in Class: 78
Participation: 8%


Jack A. Weiss

Class of 1993
Class Total $1,099.00 Trusler Society
No. in Class: 57 CrsnC.Kne
Partiipatin: 7% Enrichment Society
Enrichment Society Matthew J. Ahearn
Rosanne M. Duane Class of 1999
Jane A. Houk Class Total $200.00
Douglas A. Smith No. in Class: 45
William Rl Zox Participation: 2%
Class f 1994Enrichment Society
Class Total $2,200.00 Rbr .Evn
No. in Class: 63 Class of 2000
Participation: 5% Class Total $900.00
Trusler Society No. in Class: 64
Gary W. Huston Participation: 6%
Donna L. Longhouse Enrichment Society
Enrichment Society Bradley T. Borden
David A. Brennen Christopher R. D'Amico
Class of 1995LniSaky
Class Total $175.00 Class of 2001
No. in Class: 74 Class Total $535.00
Participation: 4% No. in Class: 64
Enrichment Society Participation: 8%
Carrie C. Simchuk Enrichment Society
Class f 1996Alton D. Bain
Class Total $600.00 Rb ih
No. in Class: 74
Participation: 5% Class of 2002
Enrichment Society Class Total $450.00
Lamont C. Loo No. in Class: 63
Jennifer I. Minsky Participation: 5%
Matthew R. O'Kane
Peter A. Rivellini


Lindy L. Paull
Pressly & Pressly
David S. & Mary Pressly
J. Grier & Kristen Pressly Ill
James G. & Kathryn S. Pressly
Pamela 0. & Chad T. Price
Purcell, Flanagan & Hay
Alan K. Ragan
John W. & Katherine A. Randolph
Raymond James & Associates
Randolph J. & Sue N. Rush
John J. & Lynn G. Scroggin
John W. & Carrie C. Simchuk
Stein-Gelberg Foundation
Hans G. & Deborah M. Tanzler
Jeanne T. & Mark T. Tate, Jr.
Tescher & Spallina
Donald R. & Suann L. Teacher
John K. & Marie L. Vreeland
David Rl & Debbie M. Webb
Guy E. Whitesman
Patricia A. & Charles H. Willing, Jr.

James J. Freeland Eminent Scholar
Chair in Federal Taxation
Harry S. Colburn, Jr.

Richard B. Stephens Eminent Scholar
Chair in Federal Taxation
Harry S. Colburn, Jr.

Richard E. Nelson Chair in
Local Government
Jane B. Nelson

Coker, Myers, Schickel, Sorensen, &
Posgay P.A. Trial Team Scholarship
Keith W. Weidner

Evan J. Yegelwel Fellowship
Yegelwel Family Foundation
Even J. & Arlene S. Yegelwel

Goldstein Law Group Scholarship
in Honor of Assistant Dean of
Admissions Michael Patrick
Stephen J. Pritz, Jr. & Patrice C. Moore

Law School Faculty Scholarship
Daniel F. & Elizabeth A. Mclntosh

Lewis "Lukie" Ansbacher Memorial
Barry B. & Elaine K. Ansbacher

McLin & Burnsed Scholarship Fund
in Honor of Waller S. McLin, III & R.
Dewey Burnsed
Lake-Sumter American Inn of Court
McLin & Burnsed

Theriac-Moore Families' Scholarship
Neil A. DeLeon
K~enneth B. Nunn &
Patricia E. Hilliard-Nunn
Yolanda C. Jackson
William D. Ward Ill &Sarah E. Mcllrath
Michael D. & Jennifer L. Simons
Richard I. & Zulma 1. Stern
James S. & Sharon L. Theriac

Other Endowed Gifts

Allen L. Poucher Legal Education Series
Dennis A. & Peggy M. Calfee
Allen L. Poucher, Jr. & Diane Larson
Betty K. Poucher
Stephen H. & Elizabeth Rl Reynolds

Allen Norton & Blue Endowed Book
Award in Employment Discrimination
Allen, Norton & Blue

Baynard Wickliffe Heath Memorial
Lecture Series on U.S. Antitrust Policy
Inez A. Heath

Brian M. O'Connell Estates and Trusts
Book Award Endowment
Brian M. O'Connell

Center for Race and Race Relations
Lecture Series Fund
W. George & Enid Allen

Charles and Linda Wells Judicial
Process Teaching and Research Fund
Charles T. & Linda F. Wells

Florida Constitutional Law Book Award
Endowment by Alex Sink and Bob Bolt
in honor of Bill McBride
Robert S. Bolt
Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
Adelaide A. Sink

Gene K. Glasser and Elaine Glasser
Gene K. & Elaine R. Glasser

Sandra & Leon G. Gulden
Private Foundation
Russell H. & Karen H. Kasper
Samuel & Rose Riemer
Private Foundation
William E. Rosenberg Foundation
Martin J. & Faith Sperry

Gerald I. Bennett Pmsecutor/Public
Defender Training Pmgram
David Alschuler
Byrd Law Firm
Denis M. De Vlaming
Elizabeth A. Amond
Eric B. Feldman
The Florida Bar
The Florida Bar Foundation
Cash Donations-General
Susan R. Giacoletto
Hersch &Talisman
Richard E. Hornsby
Lawrence J. Kerr
Abraham & Lynn Laeser
Law Offices of Hollander & Hanuka
Laird A. Lile
Mack Law Firm Chartered
David 0. Markus
Michael Ufferman Law Firm
Beverly A. Pohl
Yvette B. Reyers
Benjamin S. Waxman & Gwen Wurm

Law Review Endowment
Jeffrey W. & Amanda M. Abraham
Susan G. Goffman & William R. Abrams
Drew M. & Miriam R. Altman
J. Carter & Dana D. Andersen
Mary Jane Angelo & Robert R. Fedlow
Robert W. & Donna S. Anthony
Kristina L. Arnsdorif
F. Eugene Atwood & Dabney D. Ware
Mark 0. Bagnall &
Maria 1. Urbina-Bagnall
Dane A. & Jennifer Baltich
Gregory S. Band
Scott R. & Dana Bauries
Joshua L. & Sara S. Becker
David L. & Angela F. Benjamin
Cecilia M. Bidwell
David L. Bilsker
Bruce H. & Joanne K. Bokor
Matthew C. & Catherine D. Brewer
Broad & Cassel
Nicholas D. Burnett
David D. & Jamey B. Burns
Robert A. Caplen


Chairs & ProfessorshipS
David H. Levin Chair in Family Law
Lisa Levin Davidson Charitable Trust

Dennis A. Calfee Eminent Scholar
Chair in Federal Taxation
Matthew J. & Rebecca M. Ahearn
David J. & Jerrie L. Akins
David S. & Myrna L. Band
Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long &
Bernie A. Barton, Jr.
S. C. Battaglia Family Foundation
W. Michael & Emily S. Black
R. Mason & Amelia S. Blake
Darryl M. & Mary Bloodworth
Bovay & Cook
Boyer, Dolasinski, Miller & Martin
William A. & Laura M. Boyles
Stephen J. & Sharon J. Bozarth
Jane D. Callahan
Marc D. & Tracy D. Chapman
Cherry, Edgar & Smith
Richard G. Cherry
Gary J. Cohen
Alan B. & Lauren K. Cohn
R. Scott & Kelly J. Collins
Christopher R. D'Amico
Alan H. & Leslie E. Daniels
Terrence T. & Jeanne E. Dariotis
Lauren Y. Detzel
David H. & Kathryn E. Evaul
Paul D. Fitzpatrick & Mary J.
Ellen B. Gelberg
James L. & Emily Rl George
Jim & Ellen R. Gershow
John N. & Ruth T. Giordano
Robert E. Glen non, Jr.
Cheryl L. & Scott E. Gordon
Bradley R. & Vanessa R. Gould
K. Lawrence & Maureen G. Gragg
Lynn J. & Evelyn R. Hinson
Holland & Knight Charitable
Peter T. & Karla Dann Kirkwood
Edward F.& Louise Rl Koren
Sylvia H. & William R. Lane, Jr.
Steven C. & Ann Lee
William V. & Shirley F. Linne
Stephen R. & Paige B. Looney
Michael D. & Mary Rl Minton
Katherine K. Monroe
Brian M. & Joan B. O'Connell
Robert E. & Jeanne Panoff

Christopher L. & Lauren F. Carmody
Timothy M. & Jayne Cerio
Amanda M. Christie
Ramsey S. & Jennifer M. Clark
Reed R. Clary IV
Ryan S. Cobbs
Comcast Corporation
Sarah Cortyriend
Evans & Sara T. Crar
Sally H. Foote & Forrest S. Crawford
Jerry B. Crockett
Raul A. & Mary L. Cuervo
Deborah E. Cupples
Joshua D. Curry
Bonnie C. Daboll
Ste hen E. rBarbana C. Dalton

Cary B. & Kelly E Davis
C. LeAnn Davis
Blake J. & Jennifer M. Delaney
Juan M. Diaz
Derek J. Dilberian
Russell W. &Janice M. Divine
Charles T. Douglas, Jr.
Michelle R. & Kenneth J. Drab, Jr.
Dunwody, White & Landon
Michael G. & Zana H. Dupee
Donald A. & Gene S. Dvornik
Megan J. & James E. Eillis II
Kenneth C. & Mary B. Ellis
Robert T. & Jodi Ervin
Brandon Rl & Melissa R. Faulkner
Peter & Pa tFay

Frank H. & Levan N. Fee
Leonard V. Feigel
Dyanne Feinberg & Tim D. Henkel
Joel R. Feldman &
Allison D. Skatoff-Feldman
Brian J. & Stacy B. Fender
Loren W. & Lauren K. Fender
Melissa Fernandez & Leslie E. Stiers
Ronald L. & Marcia C. Fick
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Larry C. & Clara M. Frarey
Michael K. Freedman
Nancy S. Freeman & W. John McHale III
Jessica C. Furst
Betsy Ellwanger Gallagher
Laura A. & Matthew D. Gardner
Stephen D. Gardner & Mary F. Voce
W. C. & Susan Gentry
Patrick E. & Barbara H. Geraghty
Alan M. Gerlach, Jr.

Robert C. Gibbons
Daniel J. Glassman
Mandell & Joyce K. Glicksber8
Levi \/ Goldman
Thomas K. Ruppert & Maria C. Gomez
Mildred Gomez
Jonathan C. & Mary S. Gordon
E. John & Yali C. Gregory
Linda S. Griffin & Robert D. Keliber, Sr.
Gruman Lawyers of Tampa
Eric Stanley Gruman
William V.& Eva Gruman
PerryG. Gruman
Whitney C. & Gregory C. Harper
Stumpy& Dorothy L. Harris
S.i Katherine &J nMHar sn
Michael A. Hersh
Lynn J. & Evelyn R. Hinson
William T. & Peggy J. Hodges
Michael J. Hooi
Samuel J. Horovitz
Mark L. & Susan J. Horwitz
Nailah A. Jaffree
Talibah A. Jaffree
Robert H. & Lisa Nowak Jerry
Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns
John A. & Margarette L. Jones
Hal H. & Vicki Kantor
Bruce E. & Patricia A. Kasold
Megan A. Kelly
botJ ly RL er o)(ennelly
Carolyn M. & Jesse B. Kershner
Robert M. & Olga E. Kline
David T. & Carla C. Knight
Russell Koonin
Daniel R. & Kimberly E. Koslosky
Ryan M. Kroll
Steve & Penny Langston
Gretchen M. Lehman
Alexandra N. Lehson
Chauncey W. & Martha Z. Lever
Robert E. & Kathryn E. Lewis
Rutledge R. & Noel D. Liles
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed
Jason M. & Jennifer Marques
Lorie A. Mason
William D. & Diane Matthewman
James M. & Stacy A. Matulis
Thomas M. & Shannon C. McAleavey
Michael J. & Marisa L. McDonald
McKee/Crawford Foundation


AtdVOcacy programs have

110W home at UF Law

The Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center is a

$6 nullion, 20,000 square foot, state-of-the-

art trial advocacy facility featuring a fully

functional trial and appellate courtroom on the first

floor with a 98-seat gallery, bench for seven judges, a

jury box, attorneys' tables, jury deliberation room and

judges' cambers.

The advocacy center, which debuted Oct. 26,

2009, for the proceedings of the 1st District Court of

Appeal, was made possible by the generosity of Fred

Levin (JD 61), Robert M. Montgomery Jr. (JD 57),

Robert Kerrigan, and state matching funds from the

Alec P. Courtelis Facilities Enhancement Challenge

Grant Program.

A December 2009 gift from Teri Levin in honor of

her late husband, Allen Levin, Fred Levin's brother,

will enable the completion of the second floor of the

advocacy center.

William H. Meeks Ill
Bonnie B. & Dixon Merkt
Tiffani F. & Ryan G. Miller
Lew I. & Jennifer 1. Minsky
Daniel F. Molony
Kelly M. & Colin E. Moore
Michael T. Morlock
M. Scotland & Margaret K. Morris
Julie A. Moxley
Edward M. & Rima Y/ Mullins
Thomas A. & Kate B. Munkittrick
Kenneth D. Murena
James B. Murphy, Jr.
Michael A. Nardella
Noel H. & Marianne H. Nation
Shelly E. Nixon
Megan A. Odroniec
Orlando Rl & Jennifer L. Ojeda
John C. & Elizabeth L. Oliver
Lisa 0. O'Neill & James M. Walker
Taylor C. & Misly R. Pancake
Lindsay M. Patrick
Darrell W. & Deborah J. Payne
Robert J. & Julie W. Pile
Charles Rl & Judith H. Pillans
Michael A. & June T. Piscitelli
E: Wallace & Christine R. Pope
James G. & Kathryn S. Pressly
Albert D. Quentel
John H. Rains IV
Patrick C. & Mary T. Rastatter
William Rl & Laura M. Reich
Harley E. & Posey C. Riedel
Joshua H. & Cori W. Roberts
James N. & LaTeshia R. Robinson
Mark E. & Lara B. Robinson
Simon A. & Jessica M. Rodell
Marisa E. Rosen
Michael L. & Mary Anne Rosen
Louis K. & Denise D. Rosenbloum
Matthew L. & Nancy K. Rosin
Brian Rl & Margaret E. Rush
E. Lanny & Denise M. Russell
Christopher J. Ryan
Angelica Saavedra
Jeremy C. Sahn
Rosalie M. & Steven E. Sanderson
Michael A. Sayre
Daniel L. & Diane L. Schaps
Tura L. Schnebly
David C. & Caryn Watsky Scileppi
Kelly J. Scott
John H. & Julie H. Seibert
Lawrence E. & Cathy M. Sellers
Stephen W. & Diana J. Sessums
Richard D. & Robin Shane

Abraham M. & Joy M. Shashy
John W. & Eleanor W. Sheppard
Johnathan H. & Lillian M. Short
Kevin M. Shuler
Rebecca Shwayri
Bert C. & Joyce M. Simon
Darryl F. Smith
Sandra G. & David T. Smith
Rodney W. & Deidra C. Smith
Ellis Rl & Lynn F. Smith
David H. & Pamela R. Smolker
W. Russell & Iralyn C. Snyder
William R. Snyder, Jr.
Clifford L. & Barbara Somers
Stacy F. &Joel S. Speiller
Richard Rl Spence
Brian J. & Elizabeth T. Stack
H. Bradley & Audrey L. Staggs
Stewart, Tilghman, Fox &Bianchi
Kimarie R. Stratos
Sullivan& Cromwell
Jeffrey M. & Lisa S. Taylor
Lynsey A. Templeton
Donald R. & Suann L. Tescher
Gregg D. Thomas
Diane A. Tomlinson
Seth Rl & Shawna N. Traub
Joseph S. Troendle
M. Stephen Turner
Vogel Law Office
Timothy W. & Roslyn B. Volpe
Rachel B. Wagner
Glenn J. & Sheryl Waldman
Zachary D. Warren
William Rl & Angela S. Weatherford
Janelle A. Weber
Scott L. & Lynda J. Whitaker
Jake R. Williams
Allen C. & Alicia Winsor
George M. Wright
Leighton D. & Phyllis H. Yates
Richard M. & Elizabeth B. Zabak
Kurt M. Zaner
Diane J. & Robert R. Zelmer
Melissa S. & Gregory A. Zinkil
Peter W. & Joan W. Zinober

LLM Tax Law Programs
Endowment Fund
Meghann Hoskinson Bowman &
Scott A. Bowman
Bums A. Dobbins IV
David D. & Dayna G. Duncan
Garrett A. Fenton
John C. Fossum

Daniel J. Glassman
James R. & Jessica C. Lescallett
Lawrence A. Lokken
Kristeen R. & Dale S. Witt

Peter I. Fay Jurist-In-Residence Program
Henry L. Adams
Louie N. & Mary S. Adcock
Kendall Coffey & Joni Armstrong Coffey
James H. Baker
Joseph A. & Ellen Belfer
Susan H. & Louis E. Black Ill
E. G. & Alfreda S. Boone
Kim Boras
John Rl & Ann S. Brumbaugh
Joel F.& Beth G. Dubina
J. L. Edmonson
Paul M. & Robin G. Fakler
Patricia Combs Fawsett & Neil Oehlstrom
Peter T. & Pat Fay
Donald J. & Paula M. Forman
W. Ray &Jacquelyn Fortner
Jessica D. Gabel
Charles K. George
Paul M. & Karen Rl Glenn
Alan G. Greer & Patricia Seitz
Gruman Lawyers of Tampa
Eric Stanley Gruman
William V. & Eva Gruman
Perry G. Gruman
James C. & Mary B. Hill
Elizabeth A. Jenkins & Charles E. Hudson
Clarence T. & Shirley T. Johnson
Elizabeth Rl Johnson
James R. & Shelia S. Klindt
Caroline B. & Philip E. Marshall
K. Rodney May
T. Bullitt McCoun IV
Lewis F. & Linda J. Murphy
Anthony J. & Sonia E. O'Donnell, Jr.
Gera R. Peoples
Benjamine Reid
Monte C. Richardson
Richman Greer
Johnson S. & Mary Savary
The Schifrin Foundation
Joseph H. & Gail D. Serota
John W. & Eleanor W. Sheppard
St. John &St. John
Michael A. & Betty M. Wolf
George C. & Iris J. Young

Rebecca Jakubcin Labor Law Book
Award Fund
Fisher & Phillips

Richard H. Simons Charitable Trust
Faculty Professional Development Fund
Richard H. Simons Charitable Trust

Steams Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff
& Sitterson, RA. Student Professional
Development Endowment
Brian J. & Georgia McDonough

Walter Weyrauch Distinguished Lecture
Series in Family Law
Steven D. & Cheri V. Atkinson
Joanne H. Benedict
Leon B. & Barbara Cheek
Robin K. & Jeffrey D. Davis
Martha G. Duncan
George R. Flowers
Mandell & Joyce K. Glicksberg
Harvey L. Goldstein
Stuart N. Hopen
E. L. Roy Hunt
Sanford N. & Joan R. Katz
Anthony J. La Greca
Harper B. Mashburn & Anne M. Morgan
James M. & Joan T. Matthews
McCann Consulting
John H. & Nancy D. Merryman
Page Mediation
James F. & Dianne S. Page

Wolf Family American Property Law
Lecture Endowment
Michael A. & Betty M. Wolf

Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe, P.A. Fall
Moot Court Competition
Thomas K. & Susan M. Emswiler
Suhag A. & Aseem R. Shukla
Melissa D. & Joseph R. Spangler

Mildrea M. Baynard (D,
Rooert J. Becknam (DI JD, 1955
Rooert B. Cole (DI JD, 1935
David Hyman lD) JD, 1958
David H. Levln (D) LLB, 1952
Joseph E. Rnale I(D) Fnencl of the College
Paul 0 Rogers (D) JD, 1948
Rupert J. Smitn 1D, JD, 1950
BlaHeley R. VWalle (D) JD, 1975



Adminisbative Law
* Timothy M. & Lorena J. Cerio

Advanced Bankruplcy
* Stichter, Riedel, Blain &
Prosser, PA

Advanced Constitutional Law
* Carter Andersen In Honor of
Professor Sharon Rush

Advanced Litigation
* Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster,
Kantor & Reed, PA

Advanced Problems in
Bankruptcy &Deblor
Creditor Law
* Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar
Association In Memory of The
Honorable George L. Proclar

Agricultural Law & Policy
* Emest A. Sellers

Appellate Advocacy
* Hicks & Kneale, PA
* Gary Lee Prinly, Esq.
* Bruce Rogow/Rogow
Greenberg Foundation
* George A. Vaka

Business Organizations
* William A. Weber

Child, Parent & State
* The Hon. Barbara Pariente
& The Hon. Fred Hazouri

Civil Procedure
* Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Sweet,
Beard, Sobel & McCluskey,
* Gwynne A. Young
* W.C. Gentry, Esq.

Civil Tax Procedure
* R. Lawrence Heinkel, Esq.

Conservation Clinic
* Alton & K~athleen Lightsey

Constitutional Law
* Patrick E. Geraghty, PA
* Kenneth R. Johnson &
Kimberly Leach Johnson
* Bruce Rogow, EsqJ Rogow
Greenburg Foundation
* Oscar A. Sanchez, Esq.

* Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price
& Axelrod LLP
* Foley & Lardner
* Richard C. Grant (Class of
1972) In Honor of Professor
Ernest Jones

* Marshall M. Criser, Esq.
& Glenn L. Criser, Esq.
* Rahul Patel, Esq.
* Mayanne Downs, Esq.
* W. Crit Smith

Corporate Taxation I.m
* Jerald D. & Susan August
* Robert Glennon

Creditors' Remedies &
* Jeffrey W. Warren, Esq.
* lan Leavengood In Memory
of Richard T. Leavengood,
Leavengood & Nash PA

Criminal Clinic -
Public Defender Clinic
* The Hon. W. Fred Tumer
Memorial (Endowed)

Criminal Law
* Anthony S. Battaglia, Esq.
* Thomas Edwards
* R. Timothy Jansen, Esq.
* Harris, Guidi, Rosner, Dunlap
& Rudolph, PA

Criminal Procedure -
Adversary System
* Phillip J. Mays, Esq., In Honor
of Professor Kenneth B. Nunn

Criminal Procedure -
Police & Police Practices
* Linnes Finney Jr., Esq.

Deferred Compensation
* Andrew J. Fawbush, Esq.

Eminent Domain &Takin85
* BRlce M. Harris, Esq. &
Stumpy Harris, Esq.

Employment Discrimination
* Allen, Norlon & Blue PA

Environmental Law
* Professor Mandell Glicksberg
Award Established by Robert
A. Mandell

Estate Planning
* C. Randolph &
Cheryl R. Coleman
* Edward F. Koren, Esq.

Estaes &Trusts
* Jones, Foster, Johnston &
Stubbs, PA
* Brian M. O'Connell (Endowed)

* Clarke, Silverglate, Campbell
Williams & Montgomery, PA'
* Grayrobinson, PA (Endowed)
* Wm. Terrell Hodges by The
eamea Bay C atr of The

Federal Courts
* F. Wallace Pope Jr., Esq.

First Amendment Law
* Becky Powhatan K(elley

Florida Administrative Law
* Lawrence E. & Cathy M. Sellers

Florida Constitutional Law
* Alex Sink & Bob Bolt (J.D.
'71) In Honor of Bill McBride
(J.D. '75) (Endowed)

Immigration Law
* Mark Citrin, Esq.

Income Taxation of
Estates &Trusts
* Emmanuel, Sheppard &
Condon, PA

Income Taxation
* Law offices of Mark L.
Horwitz, PA

* Merlin Law Group, PA

Intellectual Property
* Lott& Friedland, PA

Property Liligation
* Feldman Gale, PA

Intemational Business
* John C. & Tifi Bierley

Intemational Law
* Marjorie & Bryan Thomas

Intemational Litigation
& Arbitration
* Michael J. McNemey, Esq.

* Bill Hoppe, Esq.

Labor Law
* Fisher & Phillips, LLP
(Endowed) In Memory of
Rebecca Jakubcin


A LAW SCHOOL TRADITION: Book Awards honor academic achievement by recognizing the top student in each

course, while providing essential unrestricted Annual Fund support for UF Iaw students, student organizations, faculty

and programs. Awards are sponsored for five years with $2,500 annually, or endowed in perpetuity with $50,000.

For more information, please contact: Development & Alumni Affairs, Levin College of Law, (352) 273-0640.

Land Finance
* Rick and Aase Thompson

Land Use Planning & Control
* Casey Ciklin Lubit Martens &
* Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster Kantor
& Reed, PA

Law &Psychiatry
* Lawrence Keele

Law Review
* Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor
& Reed, PA (Endowed)
* Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP

Legal History
* Bruce and Brad Culpepper

Legal Research & Writing
* Constance K. & Grover C. Freeman
* Robert H. & Lisa Jerry II &
Tracy Rambo
Catherine Barclift Memorial

* James F. Page Jr., PN/Page

Media Law
* Thomas & Locicero Pl

Medical Technology
And the Law
* James E. Thomison

Negotiation, Mediation & Other
Dispute Resolution Processes
* Johnson, Auvil, Brock, &
Wilson, PA

Partnership Taxation
* Peter J. Genz, Esq. (J.D.)
* Brett Hendee, PA
* Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster,
Kantor & Reed, PA (LL.M.)

Procedures in Tax
Fraud Cases
* A. Brian Phillips

Professional Res sensibility
& The Legal Profession
* Dean Mead in Memory of Andy
Fredricks (Endowed)
* Doug & Jack Milne
* Hill, Ward &Henderson, PA
* K. Judith Lane

* Professor Emeritus Mandell
Glcksbe ,H Established by

James A. Htauser, Esq. (Endowed)
David C. Sasser
Jeffrey Brock

Fassett, Anthony & Taylor, PA
Securities Rglation
* Daniel Aronson

Sports Law
* Frances Greer Israel, Established
by William C. Israel

State and Local Taxation
* Ausley &McMullen, PA

Taxation of Gratuitous Transfers
* Richard H. Simons Charitable Trust

Tax Policy
* Tax Analysts, Inc.

* R. Vinson Barrett, Esq.
* Paul Linder, Esq.
* Gerald Schackow

Trial Practice
* Barry L. Davis/Thomton,
Davis & Fein, PA
* Bill Bone, Esq-
* Bush Ross, PA
* Milton, Leach, Whitman,
D'andrea, Charek & Milton, PA
* Monte J. Tillis Jr. Memorial
* Sott D. Sheftallonon l

* Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes,
Rogerson & Wachs

U.S. International Tax I
* Richard A. Jacobson, PA

Water Law
* De La Parte & Gilbert, PA
In Memory of Louis De La Parte

White Collar Crime
* In Honor of Charles Rl Pillans, Ill

Workers' Compensation
& Other Employment Rights
* Rosenthal & Weissman, PA

The Office of Development & Alumni Affairs coordinates alumni activities and fundraising for the College of Law, including activities of the
Law Center Association Inc. Board of Trustees and the Alumni Council. To make a contribution, please make your check payable to UF
Law Center Association and mail it to the address below. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. For more information on making
an endowed or estate gift, visit, or contact: Office of Development & Alumni Affairs, Fredric G. Levin College
of Law RO. Box 117623 Gainesville, FL 32611 Phone: (352) 273-0640 Fax: (352) 392-3434



Bruce Bokor, Chair (JD 72)
W.C. Gentry, Immediate Past Chair (JD 71)
Peter Zinober, Vice-Chair (JD 69)

Dnis Cf e, Tr sue rLTL )75)
Gene Glasser, Assistant Treasurer (JD 72)
Active Members
Jacqueline Allee Smith (JD 78); Cesar Alvarez (JD 72); Mark
A. Avera (JD 89); Jean A. Bice (JD 75); Bruce H. Bokor (JD
72); John C. Bovay (JD 82, LLMT 88); Les Burke (JD 68); J.
Thomas Cardwell (JD 66); Richard B. Comiter (JD 80, LLMT
81); Anne C. Conway (JD 75); Barry R. Davidson (JD 67); John
A. DeVault, III (JD 67); Buddy Dyer Jr. (JD 87); Ladd H. Fassett
(JD 79) Andrew Fawbush (JD 1974); Michael L. Ferguson (JD
89); Betsy E. Gallagher (JD 76); Ellen Bellet Gelberg (JD 76,
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Gary Printy, President
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Greg Weiss, Secretary
Rahul Patel, Immediate Past President

Making a Contribution


As first-year law students at Florida A&M Law
School, Seth Haimovitch and friend Andrew
Carbswere looking to transfer to a higher-
ranked school. As Haimovitch did before applying
to law school, he looked for a book for guidance on
"I wanted to read a book, so I typed into Yahoo 'law
school transfer books,' and nothing came up. I said,
So Haimovitch, now a 3L at UF Law, decided to write
the first one. He teamed up with Carrabis, also a UF 3L,
to write The Art of the Law School Transfer, which was
published in October.
Haimovitch and Carrabis foundvery little information
anywhere about transferring law schools for many
"Schools don't want to lose their best students so
they're not going to give advice on how you can leave
their school," Haimovitch said. "Especially if you're
transferring from a tier four school, no one is really
transferring into a tier four school, so you have no one at
the school to talk to about how to do this. There was no
medium to act as a big brother."
Both Haimovitch and Carrabis went to Florida A&EM
with the intent to graduate from another school. Carrabis
had done a lot of online research about transferring
and knew plenty about the process. After Haimovitch
received high marks in his first semester, Carrabis started
to talk to Haimovitch more about their transfer plans.

"I went into law school at Florida A&M knowing
that I wanted to transfer out and I think Seth had the same
idea," Carrabis said. "The only difference between me and
him was I was more into the online searches and knowing
which schools did the early transfers."
Haimovitch also planned to end up at UF Law even after
being rejected twice. At UF, Haimovitch was a student senator
and graduated with honors with a master's degree. His LSAT
score was the only thing holding him back, he said.
Both Haimovitch and Carrabis played NCAA sports in
college. Haimovitch was a member of the UF basketball
team from 2001-2004, while Carrabis played NCAA
Although Haimovitch was planning on transferring to
UF Law because of his Gator background, he didn't Imow
much about the process.
"When I went to FAMU, trying to get back to UF was
the plan. I didn't kn~ow how competitive everything was,
though," Haimovitch said.
For the book, Haimovitch and Carrabis spoke to
admissions deans of many law schools and gathered transfer
statistics for many schools. The book also contains advice
about writing a transfer statement and the overall process
of transferring.
"It's answering a lot of those questions, plus our own
experiences," Haimovitch said. "We didn't want to make
something philosophical and act like we're academics
writing a text book. We kind ofjust wanted to guide people
through the process." m


UF Law students write law school transfer book





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